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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Benjamin (15)

Simon Amstell's comedy is a welcome tonic.

Pet Sematary (15)

Sometimes dead should mean dead.

Shazam! (12)

A new kind of superhero flick that struggles to take off.

The Sisters Brothers (15)

A superb modern western that shoots from the hip.

The Captor (15)

A great concept ruined by being poorly executed.

game reviews:

boom reviews - etherborn
Etherborn [Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC]

This tough puzzler wants to turn your world upside down.

Sea of Solitude

A worthy attempt at tackling mental health issues.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball [Switch]

We flip out over this pervy pinball game.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

We get under the hood of this car mechanic sim.

Rage 2 [Xbox One, PS4, PC]

It's the end of the world - again. And it's same old, same old.

film reviews:

boom reviews transit
Transit (12A)

Thought-provoking German film perfect for this age of brexit.

UlgyDolls (U)

Ugly is as UglyDolls does.

The Sun is Also a Star (15)

Given 24 hours, could you fall in love?

Kings (15)

Halle Berry and Daniel Craig get outshone in this drama.

The Candidate (15)

A stylish Spanish thriller that is surprisingly gripping.

music reviews:

boom reviews -Suspiria by Thom Yorke
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.

Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt by Moby

Guess who's back? Just don't tell Eminem.

Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand

Is it up, up and further away for this cool Scottish band?

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?