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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Six Minutes to Midnight (12)

Eddie Izzard stars in this credible historical drama.

Archive (15)

A cool sci-fi flick with a groovy retro feel.

Nomadland (12)

An indictment of US social policy or a film about professional camping. You decide.

The Office (15)

The best US series based on a UK show, now available on Blu-ray.

Judas and the Black Messiah (15)

An Oscar-winning performance for Daniel Kaluuya in this historical drama.

game reviews:

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Mario Golf: Super Rush [Switch]

Certainly a different spin on a golf game, but do really need, the need for speed?

Knockout City [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5/PS4, Switch PC]

It's dodgeball the video game as you take on all comers with your balls of fury!

Miitopia [Switch]

It may an RPG lite, but this creative, colourful world is highly accessible.

New Pokémon Snap [Switch]

Gotta snap 'em all in this relaxing sequel.

Oddworld: Soulstorm [PS5/PS4, PC]

Abe is back to save his world again, in his most impressive adventure yet.

film reviews:

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Black Widow (12A)

Finally Natasha Romanoff gets her origins story in this Avengers spin-off.

Freaky (15)

This body-swap slasher flick mash-up is gloriously freaky.

French Exit (15)

A wonderfully quirky feature with one of the best performances by Michelle Feiffer in years.

Another Round (12A)

This Oscar-winning film sadly glorifies excessive drinking.

Luca (PG)

A wonderfully warm return to form for Pixar with thier latest animation.

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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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?