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Tom & Jerry: The Movie review – don’t bother

Rating – ⭐⭐ Usually it’s easy to get a film review to an appropriate length – good films have plenty to rave about, bad films have plenty to rant about,…

Matthew McConaughey: heart-throb, movie star, Oscar winner,… governor of Texas?

It’d be crazy, of course, for a high-profile figure from the world of entertainment to suddenly and successfully transition into politics, and even crazier for them to reach the highest…

Reviewed: Paper Lives

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you’re interested in expanding your horizons beyond normal English-language film and TV, it’s not a bad idea to take a look at Turkish cinema, which has a…

Your Honor initial impressions – Breaking Bad after budget cuts

Rating: ⭐⭐ On TV this week, Bryan Cranston plays an easy-going, jovial father, who is forced to spin a confounding web of deception and lies to cover up his involvement…

Reviewed: Soulmates

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ There’s some really interesting stuff going on in Amazon’s Soulmates. Despite being dangerously close to a Black Mirror spin-off, the series makes a real stab at trying to…

Book vs Film: Carrie

Almost every one of Stephen King’s books has been put to film, with some standout hits (Misery, The Shawshank Redemption) and some embarrassing failures (The Dark Tower, Maximum Overdrive). But…

Soulmates

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In the last decade, mainstream science fiction TV has been preoccupied with a key idea: How could imminent progress in technology enable the worst in human tendencies? A…

An obituary for Christopher Plummer: one of the greats

When the world thinks of Christopher Plummer, who died a fortnight ago at the age of 91, it’s a tragedy that the vast majority will only remember his performance as…