Recommended entertainment

Everyone loves a bit of great entertainment. We love it too, and here is the top reviewed content for your TV, projector or hi-fi. Simply put, this is the best of the best. The top Games, Movies and Music – as rated by us.

Review – Birdman

Review – Birdman

Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a fantastically spun yarn of faltering egos. Alejandro González Iñárritu directs the story of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), an actor in the twilight of his career who struggles to escape his role as …read more

Review – Big Hero 6

Review – Big Hero 6

Don’t worry, you haven’t missed the first five movies. As a brand new Walt Disney animation, can it rival its production partner Pixar’s output? When Hiro loses a loved one he finds an escape in what is left behind: a …read more

Review – Interstellar

Review – Interstellar

Can we expect a less than stellar performance, or is this new sci-fi epic out of this world?… 2013’s Gravity challenged sci-fi to be much more inventive, but does Interstellar deliver the goods with Christopher Nolan backing it? The Earth has …read more

Review – Nightcrawler

Review – Nightcrawler

…Old news or criminally good? Crime films are all the rage but can a television news angle create anything new for the genre? When Louis Bloom sees someone recording a roadside accident for money he decides he can do it …read more

New album reviews

New album reviews

Thurston Moore’s 19th album, Inspiral Carpet’s first album for 20 years, The Coral’s latest effort – 12 years after their debut, and …Trail of Dead’s 9th LP, 16 years after their first release. The Coral are back with their fifth …read more

Review – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes by Thom Yorke

Review – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes by Thom Yorke

Typically unconventional release from Oxford’s finest export… As front man of the iconic and hugely influential Radiohead, Thom Yorke is no stranger to defying expectations. Since their departure from the guitar-lead rock of The Bends and OK Computer, turning to the …read more

Game Review: Destiny

Game Review: Destiny

Destiny is the first new game by by developer Bungie in 4 years, and its first new franchise since Halo: Combat Evolved back in 2001. It’s a strange game to review so early in its lifecycle: it’s presented as an online persistent-world …read more

New album reviews

New album reviews

The best (and the rest): new album releases… Crush Songs is the debut solo release by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O. On offer is a collection of lo-fi songs, recorded from 2006 onwards. Karen has taken the inventive idea …read more