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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Mogul Mowgli (15)

Riz Ahmed battles rap and his health in this drama.

Possessor (18)

Young Cronenberg follows in his dad's uncomfortable footsteps with this superb horror.

Saint Maud (15)

A quietly intense British indie horror worth praising.

Baby Done (15)

Disaapointing Kiwi comedy on the not so joys of parenting.

Bill & Ted Face the Music (PG)

As expected, time hasn't been good to the excellent ones.

game reviews:

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The Medium [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

A horror-themed puzzler that will have you in two minds about.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity [Switch]

Link returns home and he's in a fighting mood.

Dirt 5 [Xbox Series X/S, PS5/PS4, Xbox One, PC]

It's time to whack on that seatbelt once more for some filthy driving.

Katamari Damacy Reroll [PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC]

Its time to whip out that Katamari and roll with it again!

Watch Dogs Legion [Xbox Series X//S/Xbox One, PS5/PS4, PC]

A bug-ridden game about the world of hacking? Oh, the irony.

film reviews:

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I Care a Lot (15)

Rosamund Pike stars in this comic crime caper that's clinical rather than cool.


A fascinating doc about the great Frank Zappa.

Barb And Star go to Vista Del Mar (15)

Kristen Wiig's latest is an uber sunny comedy that you will need your shades for.

News of the World (12A)

Read all about it, Tom Hanks in average western.

Willy's Wonderland (15)

Nic Cage in yet another shocking flick.

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?