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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Father (15)

Anthony Hopkins is in Oscar-winning mode for this outstanding drama.

Luca (U)

A supremely sunny Disney Pixar animation that's a pure joy.

First Cow (15)

A gentle western that milks its story a little too much.

The Unholy (15)

A strong story is let down by some god awful execution.

Six Minutes to Midnight (12)

Eddie Izzard stars in this credible historical drama.

game reviews:

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Cris Tales [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/PS4, Switch, PC]

A great looking RPG that's let down by some really bad bosses.

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.

film reviews:

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Gunpowder Milkshake (15)

An insipid take on the female assassin, starring Karen Gillan.

Kate (15)

Yet another insipid take on the female assassin, not starring Karen Gillan.

Respect (18)

A soulful biopic on the Queen of Soul that's just too darn respectful.

Worth (15)

An intriguing 9/11 drama that asks what price human life?

Here Today (15)

An ill-fitting comedy with the unlikey pairing of Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish.

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?