Jonathan Dean, The Times of London

Jonathan Dean

The Times of London

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Blur, Pulp, Oasis or Suede: who is the best Britpop band?

Britpop is back, if it ever went away. Thirty years after Blur, Oasis, Suede and Pulp soundtracked a nation about to be swept up by Euro 96, Tony Blair and Cool → Read More

Craig David: Just a rubber mask? Bo’ Selecta was racist and ruined my life

Craig David has a severe problem with his back, a degenerative disc that became so bad his world fell apart. He goes into details: the L5 to S1 joint; the huge → Read More

Married misery has replaced the romcom

Last week, millions watched Sean Bean and Nicola Walker eat takeaway and argue as their relationship, in the BBC four-parter Marriage, very possibly falls apa → Read More

Ten things we learnt from Glastonbury 2022

Times writers on the good, the bad and the weird of the festival weekend → Read More

Laura Dern: Was our age gap in Jurassic Park ‘completely appropriate’?’

Thirty years ago Steven Spielberg called Sam Neill and Laura Dern and asked them to be the leads in his pioneering dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park. They woul → Read More

Rich List 2021: the UK’s richest musicians after a year with no touring

What a strange year that was for the music industry, and not just because the comedy act LadBaby had their third Christmas No 1 in a row. All over the world the live sector — the fun, lucrative part — → Read More

It’s the end of the Hollywood blockbuster as we know it

Cinemas in China are doing well and it has nothing to do with Hollywood. A reason to be cheerful? Probably. It means the absurd control that country holds over films from an entirely different culture could wane. If it does, we would never again have to suffer all those shoehorned-in scenes, such as the Chinese actors operating on Tony Stark in Iron Man 3. That felt as intrusive in an American… → Read More

This year’s Oscars are going to be hilariously weird

But could it be the shake-up the Academy needs? → Read More

The secret of The Queen’s Gambit’s success? It was serene TV when we needed it most

Yes, it had Mad Men levels of style, but that wasn’t why we were hooked. It flipped the TV script, showed us goodness and joy where other shows would have veered off into dark melodrama, and reduced the world to a calming 64 squares → Read More

Why Trolls World Tour was the most important film of 2020. No, really

Parasite? Tenet? Da 5 Bloods? Nope. Trolls World Tour was the most impactful film of 2020, as it was the first to bypass theatres with a digital-first release and saw a raft of films – from Wonder Woman 1984 to Dune – follow suit. Whisper it: it might have changed cinema forever. → Read More

Paul McCartney interview: on recording McCartney III and his friendship with John Lennon

Paul McCartney spent lockdown on his farm in East Sussex. During the day he would head to his nearby studio to make the music that would end up on his new album, McCartney III. “We were very careful,” → Read More

Emma Corrin is bringing Princess Diana to a new generation

Netflix’s The Crown returns, with Emma Corrin playing Princess Diana. In an interview with Emma Corrin, the actress talks through playing Princess Di. → Read More

Taron Egerton: ‘The Tetris film is more Social Network than Lego Movie!’

During lockdown, Taron Egerton has been making moves. And while his Golden Globe-winning role as Elton John still lingers in the memory, his "insane" true story of Tetris is set to be his next blockbuster… in every sense. → Read More

Sufjan Stevens new song 'America' is here to save 2020

Nothing with Sufjan Stevens is ever simple and his 12 minute new track, “America”, is no different. Here's Jonathan Dean's review... → Read More

Reptilia isn't the The Strokes' best song

The Strokes' best songs. In honour of the band's new album, The New Abnormal, we look back at their catalogue from Room On Fire to Is This It. → Read More

Why the clocks going forward actually matters this year

Clocks change 2020 uk. British Summer Time means the clocks go forward on Sunday 30 March in the UK. Here's why, even with the latest current affairs, it matters. → Read More

Why 2020 is the year of The Strokes

The Strokes returned to London's Roundhouse and Jonathan Dean was there to review the rock band's comeback show. → Read More

Why Dave deserves every Brit award win

Dave Brit Awards 2020: The rapper is nominated for four awards and deserves to win them all for his album Pyschodrama. After all, who else is even attempting his tone of anger and honesty in mainstream pop music these days? → Read More

Here's who will win big at the Brit Awards 2020

Brit Awards 2020 nominations. From Lizzo and Dave to Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy, here's who will win big at the music event taking place on 18 February. → Read More

James Bond theme songs ranked in order of greatness

James Bond theme songs ranked. From “Diamonds Are Forever” to “Skyfall”, we look back at all of the Bond songs and decide which are the best. → Read More