Dan Wakefield


Yorkshireman (hence the surname). Often spotted sacrificing sleep and sanity for the annual Leeds International Film Festival. For a sample of (fairly) recent film reviews, please visit

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10 Incredibly Dark Comedies That Dare You To Laugh

Comedies that squeeze their laughs from the least likely sources...

Wes Anderson: 10 Film Scenes To Admire

Yes, this does involve Herman Blume chucking himself into a pool, as all lists should.

10 Fictional TV Shows We Wish Were Real

Make it happen!

10 Greatest Running Gags In Movies

Because jokes repeated over and over again are obviously the best.

The Simpsons: 10 Moments That Just Plain Suck

There's really no other word for it.

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Wait... Celebrities are willing to mock themselves in the name of Simpsons laughs? Who knew.

12 Fantastic Films You Only Remember For One Scene

Does one perfect scene make a perfect film?

The Simpsons: 10 Dark Jokes That Took You By Surprise

The Simpsons' more unexpectedly macabre moments.

10 Incredibly Subtle Jokes From The Simpsons You Might Have Missed

The show that rewards you for paying attention...

The Simpsons: 20 Greatest Songs In The Show's History

From greyhound tuxedos to monorails, we chart some of The Simpsons' best toe-tappers