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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Painted Bird (18)

Bleak and harrowing, and yet a film difficult not to be impressed with.

Hope Gap (12)

Annette Bening and Bill Nighy drift apart in this poignant drama.

Mulan (12)

Disney's live action remake doesn't make the cut.

You Should Have Left (18)

Kevin Bacon and Amanada Seyfried have a rough time in Wales.

A White, White Day (15)

A brooding Icelandic drama about a man struggling with mental health issues.

game reviews:

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe [Switch]

The cute Pikmin return, this time for the Switch, with a co-op mode!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time [PS4, Xbox One]

Crash - Ahhhhhhhhh, saviour of the multi-verse?!

9 Monkeys of Shaolin [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

No time for monkeying around in this hardcore fight 'em up.

Ride 4 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

No such thing as a joy ride in this latest instalment.

Spiritfarer [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

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

film reviews:

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Patrick (18)

A sublime film that features both nudity and work tools.

The Life Ahead (15)

Sophia Loren returns to the mainstream with this sweet drama.

Shirley (15)

Elizabeth Moss impresses in a work of fictional fact.

Relic (15)

A stinky flick featuring old people and mould.

The Secret Garden (PG)

A classic children's tale that is oozing with charm.

music reviews:

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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.

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?