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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Morbius (15)

Another superhero flick that's on the draining side.

Ennio (15)

A documentary about the legend Ennio Morricone that hits all the right notes.

The Card Counter (15)

The always watchable Oscar Isaac's starring as a risky gambler.

Playground (15)

A heartbreaking film about the politics of the playground.

Dead Man (18)

This Jim Jarmusch classic gets the 4K restoration treatment.

game reviews:

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Mini Motorways [Switch, Apple Arcade, PC]

If you build it they will drive all over it.

Sniper Elite 5 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

This is your time happy campers, with this third-person Nazi shooter.

Nintendo Switch Sports [Switch]

It's time to get off your arse again for Ninty's sporty game.

Trek to Yomi [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, PC]

A beautiful and sublime samurai action game that has all the right moves.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land [Switch]

The original bigmouth strikes again in a sumptuous gaming experience.

film reviews:

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Nitram (15)

A totally absorbing Australian drama based on tragic real events.

GoldenEra (12)

A documentary looking at one of the finest video games ever made.

Jerry & Marge Go Large (15)

A film about breaking the lottery system - you've got be in it to hack it.

Moon, 66 Questions (15)

A young woman finds herself looking after a stranger - her own father.

Everything Went Fine (15)

This french drama sees a family having to come to terms with their father's final wishes.

music reviews:

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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.

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.

book reviews:

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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.

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?