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dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Wicked Little Letters (15)

A wickedly triumphant British comedy starring Olivia Colman Á Jessie Buckley.

The Iron Claw (15)

A superb drama starring Zac Efron in a seriously buff role.

The Holdovers (15)

An old school style drama that is worth holding on to.

Migration (U)

A disappointing animation that doesn't hit home.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (12)

The final fishy goings for Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and he wont' be missed.

Fallen leaves (15)

Another indie gem from director Aki Kaurismäki.

game reviews:

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 [Xbox X/S, PC]

Senua returns for more mental awareness. But is it a game?

TopSpin 2K25 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

14 years after the last entry in the franchise, anyone for tennis?

Princess Peach: Showtime! [Switch]

It's time for Mario's love interest to shine - on stage!

Tekken 8 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC]

Get ready for a rumble with the return of Jin and his crew in this classic franchise.

Another Code: recollection [Switch]

This classic adventure franchise gets a make-over with both titles for the Switch.

film reviews:

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Trainspotting (18)

Danny Boyle's classic is back in cinemas now in 4K.

In Flames (15)

A haunting, well observed directorial debut set in Pakistan.

Slow (15)

An elegant love story from Lithunia with a twist.

The Present (PG)

A terribly dated attempt at combining a time travelling flick with Groundhog Day.

Two Tickets to Greece (15)

A fun French road trip flick that sees two friends hit the islands.

Tiger Stripes (15)

This excellent Maylasian film folows the horror of puberty.

music reviews:

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Wall of Eyes by The Smile

Second album for the Radiohead spin-off group.

For That Beautiful Feeling by The Chemical Brothers

The Bros chemical are back with their tenth studio album.

Cracker Island by Gorilliaz

Damon Albarn's animated side project return, but is it a cracker?

Not Your Muse by Celeste

A stunning debut by the already award-winning British singer.

The Long Goodbye by Riz Ahmed

Actor Riz Ahmed spits some mean bars for his debut album.

book reviews:

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

The debut novel from that bloke who enjoys a bit of fishing now and then.

Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behind the scenes of some high profile TV interviews.

Before and Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Part autobiography, part self-help book, it's a curious mix that doesn't quite work.

Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson

Suede's front man beautifully recalls his life leading up to Britpop-dom.

Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett

How to complain with style and panache.