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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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The Fabelmans (12)

Spielberg's autobigraphical account of the early filmmaker's life.

The Conquest of Everest (U)

A restoration of the 1953 classic documentary of an epic climb in history.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (12A)

Marvel shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of this tiny guy's sequel.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)

A hugely entertaining animated sequel.

The Beta Test (18)

An intriguing drama that takes itself a little too seriously.

game reviews:

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Redfall [Xbox Series X/S, PC]

Is all the bad blood surrounding this first-person shooter justified?

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp [Switch]

Finally, it's back in the cartoony trenches with this long delayed strategy title.

Dredge [Xbox X/S, Xbox One, PS5/4, Switch, PC]

A creative indie game that puts the fishy into a fishing adventure game.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon [Switch]

An absolutely beautiful and extremely well told adventure in the Bayonetta franchise.

Storyteller [Switch, PC]

If you're a lover of stories, then you should turn the pages of this excellent, creative game.

film reviews:

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Reality (12A)

A fascinating drama, starring Sydney Sweeney, based on the real transcripts of an FBI interview.

Thelma and Louise (15)

This iconic screen duo return to our big screens in glorious 4K.

Hypnotic (15)

An unbelievably awful sci-fi flick starring Ben Affleck, directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Sisu (15)

A kick-ass action flick with a hero who doesn't take any shit.

Unclenching the Fists (15)

A striking Russian drama about a young woman's desire to break free from her family.

music reviews:

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Cracker Island by Gorilliaz

Damon Albarn's animated side project return, but is it a cracker?

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.

book reviews:

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer

The debut novel from that bloke who enjoys a bit of fishing now and then.

Scoops by Sam McAlister

A fascinating account of behind 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.