Stuart McGurk, British GQ

Stuart McGurk

British GQ

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Past articles by Stuart:

Inside TV's podcast gold rush

Podshows are all the rage right now... but some of them are stinkers → Read More

Why Gareth Southgate is a manager to be proud of

This summer, as his team reached its first major final in 55 years, the Three Lions’ leader gave his country a reason to roar with pride – and not only for what happened on the pitch. That's why he is GQ’s Inspiration Of The Year. → Read More

How Ted Lasso brought back the American idiot

Until Ted Lasso – the American idiot was a cultural cliche that had all but died. The Jason Sudeikis-fronted Apple TV+ comedy revived it and cured us with kindness... → Read More

The White Lotus is dark, weird and completely brilliant

But The White Lotus would never have been commissioned were it not for Covid. Here's why TV showrunner Mike White's creation works → Read More

Hacks is the best take on Me Too that you’ve never heard of

From I May Destroy You to I Hate Suzie, plenty of TV shows today are examining issues around sex and consent. But it took a drama about an ageing stand-up and her underling to get to the heart of the matter. → Read More

Marvel fans have been brainwashed

Their favourite character is now the Walt Disney Company itself → Read More

Good riddance, José Mourinho. You won’t be missed

Turgid football, poisonous player management and 17 months of worsening results: thank God José Mourinho has finally been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. → Read More

How British TV became the best in the world

With America’s bleeding-edge series steamrolled by the big-budget algorithm ticklers, UK creatives are turning down the streamers’ millions and turning out a new golden age → Read More

The best time-loop films: ranked!

Best time loop films ranked. As Palm Springs, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti's charming time-loop romcom, arrives on Amazon Prime, we rank the best films where time just keeps starting over and over and over again. → Read More

Godzilla vs Kong might be the best-worst film ever made

It has plot holes the size of King Kong's swing set. It's only on nodding terms with logic. But in its joyous, unpretentious silliness Godzilla vs Kong is… sort of a work of genius? → Read More

The new era of ‘mindful TV’ is spectacularly banal

But its calming nothingness might be exactly what we need → Read More

Seth Rogen and the year that went to pot

Through foggy highs that start a little after 7am, Seth Rogen's lockdown itinerary spanned a clutch of film projects, a hilarious, confessional new book, hours at the potter’s wheel (making ashtrays, naturally) and, ah, yes, the cultivation of his own budding business empire. And they said weed kills motivation... → Read More

Cherry shows Tom Holland is ready for the big-boy big time

As a pained soldier who turns to drugs after the horrors of war, Tom Holland gives not just one but three standout performances in this distinctly chaptered Avengers: Endgame follow-up from the Russo brothers. → Read More

‘If Prince Harry can’t get people to take racism seriously, we’re royally screwed’

Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview arrived on UK TV last night – but beyond the news stories that had already come out, what did we learn from watching the whole thing? → Read More

Can I call for José Mourinho to be sacked for real now?

For GQ’s resident Tottenham Hotspur fan, calling for Mourinho to be sacked on the day he was hired was partly a joke, but also because “Why put off for two years what you can do today?”. Over a year on, as Spurs sink into mid-table and face a crunch tie against Chelsea, he has not changed his mind. → Read More

How Captain Sir Tom’s sense of humour lifted a nation

Captain Sir Tom Moore raised more than £32 million for the NHS last year by walking laps in his garden passed away on Tuesday after testing positive for Covid-19 → Read More

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (and TV show), ranked

We rank the best Marvel movies. With WandaVision launching the TV arm of the MCU, it's time to separate the men (Thor: Ragnarok) from the boys (Thor: The Dark World) → Read More

WandaVision raises an odd existential question: what, exactly, am I supposed to be enjoying here?

Disney's first Marvel spin-off series sees Paul Bettany's presumed-dead superbot married to Elizabeth Olsen's witch with magical powers. But that's by far the strangest thing about it. → Read More

Jonah Hill calls up shops in character to prepare for his movies

Jonah Hill is at home in Oscar-winning dramas as in frat-house comedies. We revisit our 2014 interview with the Wolf of Wall Street star → Read More

Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t just set in the 1980s – it appears to be from there

Review: Wonder Woman 1984 – she doesn’t have a sense of humour, she battles businessmen not super-powered aliens, and there’s a plot far too outlandish for a shared cinematic universe. → Read More