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boom interviews tom basden We chat to British comic actor and writerTom Basden, about his career.

boom interviews greener grass We chat to Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, about their film Greener Grass.

boom interviews andy riley We chat to writer Andy Riley, about his C4 show Year of the Rabbit.

boom interviews Lennie James We chat to Lennie James, star of Run and a host of other US and UK TV shows.

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

dvd & blu-ray reviews:

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Living (12)

Bill Nighy is at his sensitive best in this British drama.

The Virgin Suicides (15)

Sofia Coppola's film debut gets the 4K makeover.

Dead for a Dollar (15)

A Walter Hill western that doesn't quite shoot down its potential.

Triangle of Sadness (15)

A fascinating, biting satire on the fabulously wealthy.

Aftersun (12A)

A tediius look at a father and daughter ontheir hols.

game reviews:

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Metroid Prime Remastered [Switch]

Samus returns looking and playing better than ever before.

Hi-Fi Rush [Xbox X/S, PC]

Have you got the rhythm in you? You'll soon find out with this excellent rhythm shooter!

One Piece Odyssey [PS5/PS4, Xbox X/S, PC]

A crazy JRPG featuring the one and only Straw Hat Pirates!

High on Life [Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Switch, PC]

Hey you - yes you - it's time to save the world, so get on it.

Evil West [Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC]

The old West with an entertaining albeit shallow vampire twist.

film reviews:

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Pearl (18)

Ti West follows up his 'X' with this quirky prequel starring Mia Goth.

Winners (PG)

This Iranian film is both beautiful and heart-warming, perfect for all lovers of cinema.

Play Dead (15)

if you're looking for scares, you won't find them here.

Luther: The Fallen Sun (15)

Idris Elba returns as Luther in this feature length film for Netflix.

Meet Me in the Bathroom (15)

A wonderfully presented music doc on the birth of a scene in NYC around the turn of the millenium.

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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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.