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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Whistlers (15)

A curious crime drama that knows how to put its lips together and blow.

A Paris Education (12)

A French film about a student studying cinema lacks je ne sais quoi.

A Rainy Day in New York (12)

Woody Allen sees a return in form for his latest rom-com.

Radioactive (15)

Rosamund Pike gives a glowing portrayal of Marie Curie.

Trolls World Tour (U)

A surprisingly entertaining animated tale that can carry a tune.

game reviews:

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Relicta [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

An intriguing puzzler with plus and minuses.

Destroy All Humans! [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A nice little game that could have been out of this world with a bit more work.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town [Switch]

A beautifully crafted remake of the classic GBA game.

F1 2020 [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

It's time to strap in to once again get your Formula One on.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Games [Switch]

A delightful compendium of games, perfect for rows on the go.

film reviews:

boom reviews an american pickle
An American Pickle (12A)

How bad can two of Seth Rogen be? Oh, that bad.

Proxima (12A)

Eva Green stars as an astronaut with some baysitting issues.

Summerland (12A)

Gemma Arterton shines in this WW2 period drama.

Saint Frances (15)

A remarkable debut that celebrates the many wonders of womanhood.

Alice (15)

This French film attempts to put the women's movement back a decade or two.

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:

boom book reviews - Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson
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?