Martin Zeller-Jacques is a film and television researcher and freelance media commentator based in the North of England.
'The Inbetweeners' Season Premiere | 17 Jun 2011 // 6:50 AM
Lack of reason is rampant in The Inbetweeners. It presents adolescence is a carnivalesque time, ungoverned by the rules of propriety or even self-preservation.
'X-Men: First Class': Being Like Us | 2 Jun 2011 // 11:35 PM
While X-Men: First Class does deliver spectacle when it needs to, it never forgets that while we dream of being like its mutants, they are dreaming of being like us.
The Government Shutdown: Only on Television | 25 Apr 2011 // 1:00 AM
President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid managed to negotiate a compromise with the Republicans just two hours before a shutdown would have occurred. President Obama didn't have it as easy as The West Wing's Jed Bartlet.
Wonders of the Universe: Music to Watch Stars By | 19 Apr 2011 // 4:15 AM
The key to the success of pop-star turned physicist Professor Brian Cox's shows is in their titles: Wonder. Each episode is replete with stunning nature photography shot in some of the grandest locations on Earth.