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latest film, dvd, blu-ray, game, music & book reviews

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (15)

Terry Gilliam's film finally turns from dream into reality.

Resistance (15)

Jesse Eisenberg gives the silent treatment in this gripping war film.

The King of Staten Island (15)

Judd Apatow's latest comedy is royally disappointing.

Misbehaviour (12)

Keira knightley stars in this rise of thw women's lib movement flick.

Marriage Story (15)

Breaking up is hard to do, especially for audiences in this dull, dour effort.

game reviews:

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Spiritfarer [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

An incredible adventure across the high seas, with some grim reaping to be done.

Windbound [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

Don't be deceived by this game's pretty looks - it wants you dead!

No Straight Roads [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC ]

A game about playing in a band that isn't quite in tune.

Paper Mario: the Origami King [Switch]

Mario gets super crafty for his latest adventure.

Relicta [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

An intriguing puzzler with plus and minuses.

film reviews:

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Bill & Ted Face the Music (PG)

The dudes are back but they're far from on song.

The Devil All the Time (18)

A great ensemble cast can't overcome the grimmness of the story.

Memories of Murder (15)

A rare chance to catch this early effort from Bong Joon-ho on the big screen.

The Painted Bird (18)

A haunting and harrowing film that may well take its toll on you.

The Roads Not Taken (15)

Javier Bardem excels in this tale of what could have been.

music reviews:

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The Long Goodbye by Riz Ahmed

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

Why Me? Why Not by Liam Gallagher

Liam's Q and A session comes up with all the right answers.

Suspiria by Thom Yorke

Yorke goes to Hollywood with horrific results.

Wanderer by Cat Power

The queen of folk has her purr back.

Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra

George Ezra returns and doesn't outstay his welcome.

book reviews:

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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.

Gironimo! by Tim Moore

Not quite nul points for otherwise brilliant travel humourist Moore's latest labour of love.

Who Is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace asks a question for his new novel. But will you care for the answer?

Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human

This fresh debut is a little bit like Grange Hill on crack with monsters. What's not to love?