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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Nitram (15)

A haunting Australian drama, based on real events.

McEnroe (15)

Getting inside the head of the baddest boy of tennis.

Bergman Island (15)

Drama starring Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps that's not worth a visit.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (15)

A warm and witty film about a mature woman and her desire for sex.

Star trek: The Motion Picture (U)

The Enterprise is back, with this director's cut in 4K.

game reviews:

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Splatoon 3 [Switch]

It's a return to Splatsville for a splatty mix of old and new.

Disney Dreamlight Valley [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC]

A life sim game featuring all your favourite Disney characters.

Pac-Man World Re PAC [ PS5/4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

A return of the Pac with this update to his original World adventure.

Two Point Campus [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

It's back to school in this fun if repetitive sim.

Live A Live [Switch]

A classic Famicom titles gets a deserving fresh lick of jrpg paint.

film reviews:

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Juniper (15)

Yes, national treasure Charlotte Rampling in the finest of form.

In Front of your Face (12A)

The most fragile, delicate crama from South Korea.

Hatching (15)

This Finnish horror brings new meaning to watch the birdy.

Strawberry mansion (12A)

A wonderfully creative indie film let down by a flimsy script.

Funny Pages (18)

An film about a young comic book artist that doesn't quite draw the perfect picture.

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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Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behin.d 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.

Gironimo! by Tim Moore

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