Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer

Tymon Smith was the books editor of the Sunday Times from 2008 to 2014. Since 2014 he has worked as features writer, focused mainly on culture and arts. He is the film and series critic for the Sunday Times and the winner of the 2019 English Academy of South Africa Thomas Pringle Award for reviews.

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
'Trainspotting' author ventures into TV with a grim and compelling cop series

Irvine Welsh says small-screen adaptation of his novel 'Crime' is about our troubled times and failing institutions like the police and politics

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
'The Tragedy of Macbeth', 'Euphoria S2', 'Seberg': Five things to stream now

The  solo directorial outing for Coen brother Joel and the continuation of Zendaya's hit show about troubled teens are among the latest options

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
Once upon a time you saw the movie, now read the book

Quentin Tarantino turns his Oscar-winning celebration of 1960s pop culture into a paperback that is destined to become an icon of pulp fiction.

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Parallel Mothers’ packs one of his hardest punches

Spain’s celebrated filmmaker and his collaborator/muse, Penélope Cruz, team up again to tackle themes of motherhood, rebirth and the Franco-era legacy

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
Lupita Nyong’o: Staying true to her path in a kick-ass spy thriller

As one of the five female leads in the new action film ‘The 355’, Nyong’o continues to carve a path for greater visibility for women

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
Get your popcorn ready: here are our picks for the best movies of 2021

An ageing woman's quest for survival, a Korean family’s search for the American dream, and Nicolas Cage seeking a stolen pig are among the year's ...

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
Get your binge on with our picks for the best series of 2021

Take your time or gobble them up, this wide-ranging list of shows will entertain for hours with drama, intrigue, great plots and excellent acting

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
Want thought-provoking viewing? Here are three of 2021's best doccies

The films tackle Mexican law enforcement, the tale of an Afghan refugee, and the fascinating story of one of musical history’s most innovative groups

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
An acting mobster's renaissance

Tymon Smith interviews Steven Van Zandt: The Consiglieri of rock ’n’ roll.

Tymon Smith Features writer, film and series reviewer
REVIEW | 'West Side Story': Spielberg's 'ultimate sin' dances circles round the ...

Director's take on the 'untouchable' musical proves it's possible to revise, revive and rework a classic so that it becomes a classic all over again