Ana Yorke

Ana Yorke has been covering global cultural and entertainment events and trends for various publications since 2005. She keeps a strong focus on the semiotics behind the verbiage. When everything else fails, she resorts to satire.
‘The Sympathizer’ Fractures Identity into a Knockout Kaleidoscopic Tale

‘The Sympathizer’ Fractures Identity into a Knockout Kaleidoscopic Tale

The mini-series adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s kaleidoscopic tale The Sympathizer is a knockout account of colonialism, war, and (the loss of) identity.

‘Sugar’ Is an Intoxicating Celebration of Classic Hollywood

‘Sugar’ Is an Intoxicating Celebration of Classic Hollywood

Crime thriller Sugar, starring Colin Farrell, is an intoxicating celebration of Classic Hollywood that will keep you guessing about what’s really going on.

Three TV Shows That Promise an Intriguing Viewing Experience

Three TV Shows That Promise an Intriguing Viewing Experience

These three TV shows of early spring 2024 are the most compelling, mind-boggling, and expensive-looking ones to watch before you go back out in the sun.

‘Small Things Like These’ Is a Haunting Meditation on Collective Sin

‘Small Things Like These’ Is a Haunting Meditation on Collective Sin

Which is the greater horror, Small Things Like These asks; the women who suffered under Ireland’s abusive Magdalene Laundries or the citizens’ complicity?

‘The Outrun’ Is an Ode to Recovery and Nature’s Might

‘The Outrun’ Is an Ode to Recovery and Nature’s Might

Free of a conventional plot but firmly planted in the worldview of Saoirse Ronan’s Rona, The Outrun tells her story in a kaleidoscope of disjointed vignettes.

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Finds Comfort in Darkness

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Finds Comfort in Darkness

At the edge of civilization where True Detective: Night Country is set there is no promise of salvation, only carnal vengeance and some comfort in the darkness.

The Best TV Shows of 2023 (You May Have Missed)

The Best TV Shows of 2023 (You May Have Missed)

Murders, heists, fraud, ethical quandaries, preternatural gifts, nuns battling AI – we bring you the curious and the wild – the best TV shows of 2023 you may have missed.

The Best Films of 2023 You May Have Missed

The Best Films of 2023 You May Have Missed

We have a long winter ahead of us. So strap yourselves in and prepare to see the best films of 2023 you may have missed but will want to see.

Four Hours of Four Tet in Berlin Reminds What Clubbing Is For

Four Hours of Four Tet in Berlin Reminds What Clubbing Is For

Four Tet’s four-hour party at Tempodrom shows that clubbing in Berlin is a profoundly communal affair, a social ritual of the highest order.

Spoof of Spooks ‘Slow Horses: Season 3’ Is a Wild Ride

Spoof of Spooks ‘Slow Horses: Season 3’ Is a Wild Ride

Slow Horses is acutely aware that it’s entertainment. Many scenes play like spoofs of the straight-faced crummy thrillers that pose as prestige cinema.

Twisted and Ambitious ‘The Curse’ Watches and Condemns Us

Twisted and Ambitious ‘The Curse’ Watches and Condemns Us

Satirizing the struggles of a married couple shooting an HGTV show, Showtime miniseries The Curse bends genres and points fingers to monstrous effect.

‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Reminds We Can’t Have Everything

‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Reminds We Can’t Have Everything

Lessons in Chemistry shows that our complicated, muddled lives are burdensome, and we must endure and subvert if we are to evolve and find our foothold.