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    The Woman in the Window (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Woman in the Window (Netflix) Movie Review
    Being a bit derivative is the least of the problems faced by Netflix’s recent acquisition from Tracy Letts and Joe Wright, leaving you asking the question: how can these people possibly be responsible for this film?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Oxygen (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Oxygen (Netflix) Movie Review
    Alexandre "Crawl" Aja's latest is a small-scale, one-woman, one-location sci-fi thriller that shoots for lean, tense claustrophobia but is surprisingly - or perhaps unsurprisingly given it's Netflix - flabby around the middle.  
    5
  • Movies & TV Review

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    Little Fish Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Little Fish Movie Review
    Desperately heartbreaking, this little gem is something of an unsung minor masterpiece, and possibly a perfect movie for these trying times.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    VAVA VA-LT002 UST 4K Laser Projector Review

    by Steve Withers
    VAVA VA-LT002 UST 4K Laser Projector Review
    The VAVA VA-LT002 4K HDR ultra-short-throw laser projector promises big-screen images from limited space, along with a sound system and smart platform. Is this new beamer a bargain?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Mare of Easttown (HBO/Sky) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Mare of Easttown (HBO/Sky) TV Show Review
    HBO scores another gem whilst Kate Winslet reminds us just how impressive an actress she is, so don't be put off by the title, this is well worth investigating.  
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  • Gaming Review

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    Resident Evil Village (Xbox One) Review

    by Ian Collen
    Resident Evil Village (Xbox One) Review
    Picking up where Biohazard left off, Resident Evil Village builds upon this very welcome return to form, dipping back into the classics from this now 25-year-old series to add a little more action to its survival-horror origins.  
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  • Gaming Review

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    Returnal (PS5) Review

    by Rik Henderson
    Returnal (PS5) Review
    The PS5 takes a step foward in gameplay for an absorbing, immersive and challenging experience as you battle through a time loop on a mysterious planet in this exclusive space-based third person shooter.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless In-Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless In-Ear Earphone Review
    The wireless earphone market is the current audio gold rush and Bowers & Wilkins has entered the market with its customary thoroughness. Does the PI7 do enough to tempt you away from the AirPod?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 4K Blu-ray Review
    One of the greatest Leone movies, greatest Eastwood movies, greatest Westerns, and greatest films of all time enjoys a stunning 4K Blu-ray release in the US courtesy of Kino Lorber.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Honest Thief (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Honest Thief (Amazon) Movie Review
    Given a brief theatrical - and even IMAX - release back last autumn, Honest Thief makes its home debut as an Amazon Original, and is another harmlessly entertaining Neeson action thriller.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix) Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix) Season 1 Review
    Netflix's latest superhero show comes from Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix's Daredevil), adapting Mark "Kick Ass" Millar's graphic novel saga that charts generations of a dysfunctional superhero family.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    REL T/9x Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    REL T/9x Subwoofer Review
    REL gives its Serie Tx subwoofer range an overhaul, with the flagship T/9x offering a redesigned and more discreet cabinet, inside which you'll find a new 10-inch driver and beefed-up amplification.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Mortal Kombat (2021) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Mortal Kombat (2021) Movie Review
    Reportedly proving another hit for HBO Max, the modestly budgeted reboot of Mortal Kombat is equally modestly dumb fun, but really could have done with paying closer attention to the excellent animation, Scorpion's Revenge.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) TV Show Premiere Review

    by Tom Davies
    Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) TV Show Premiere Review
    The clone troopers are back. If you've got a problem, if no-one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The Bad Batch.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Mosquito Coast (2021) (Apple TV+) TV Show Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Mosquito Coast (2021) (Apple TV+) TV Show Review
    A modern spin on the classic tale, making for another solid quality Apple TV+ production.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Elipson Heritage XLS 15 Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Elipson Heritage XLS 15 Speaker Review
    Elipson’s latest speaker takes the company in a wholly new direction but is this blast from the past exactly what you need in 2021?  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Astell & Kern Kann Alpha Portable Audio Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Astell & Kern Kann Alpha Portable Audio Player Review
    Astell & Kern’s take on a more affordable portable player still packs a hefty specification but does it do enough to impress?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Mitchells vs The Machines (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Mitchells vs The Machines (Netflix) Movie Review
    A movie that features a hectic Furby chase, a screaming gibbon, a Dog Cop, sock puppets, evil robots, good robots, dinosaurs and Olivia Colman. Are you sold yet?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Amazon Prime) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Amazon Prime) Movie Review
    Remaking Steven Seagal's Hard to Kill, this stunningly generic, woefully scripted and ambivalently acted feature follows in the awesome tradition of Chris Pine's in-name-only Jack Ryan adaptation, Shadow Recruit, but it has some nice bang bang.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Polk React Soundbar and Subwoofer Review

    by Steve Withers
    Polk React Soundbar and Subwoofer Review
    The Polk React Soundbar offers two-channel audio and Amazon Alexa built-in, plus affordable upgrade options with the wireless React Subwoofer and SR2 surrounds.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Nomadland (Disney+) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Nomadland (Disney+) Movie Review
    With a brace of Oscars tucked firmly into its belt, Chloé Zhao’s moving film chronicling the post-recession experience of transient workers in the US comes to the UK via Disney+ Star.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Virtuoso Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Virtuoso Movie Review
    Obviously completely coincidentally released just days after the utterly unplanned and unscheduled Oscars ceremony, this straight to video mess wastes Anthony Hopkins AND Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Anson Mount, in what would have been better as a Seagal / Van Damme flick.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    dCS Bartok DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    dCS Bartok DAC and Headphone Amp Review
    The Bartok is - by some margin - the most expensive digital product we’ve ever tested but is the very first rung on the dCS ladder. Can it possibly deliver on the premise?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Godzilla (2014) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Godzilla (2014) 4K Blu-ray Review
    After the insanity of GvK, we go back to the one that started it all, Gareth Edward's 2014 version of Godzilla, and find a new appreciation.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Helm Audio DB12 AAAmp Inline Headphone Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Helm Audio DB12 AAAmp Inline Headphone Amplifier Review
    Helm Audio resurrects an older idea with the promise of some new engineering from THX, is this what your headphones have been waiting for?  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Justice Society: World War II Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Justice Society: World War II Movie Review
    What could have easily felt like the backdoor pilot for a WWII Wonder Woman series that it started its life out as, actually turns into a pretty heartfelt Dirty Dozen/Inglourious Basterds ensemble.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Eight Hundred Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Eight Hundred Movie Review
    The highest grossing film of 2020? This Chinese blend of 300 and Black Hawk Down satisfies as an epic scale depiction of this WWII prelude.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Donnie Darko 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Donnie Darko 4K Blu-ray Review
    Arrow delivers another show-stopping 4K Box Set, with Donnie Darko the latest to earn a glorious upgrade in a 2-disc Limited Edition complete with both cuts on separate discs in native 4K with Dolby Vision.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+) Premiere TV Show Review

    by Tom Davies
    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+) Premiere TV Show Review
    The second Marvel serial to come to Disney+, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shows potential but little novelty in its first episode. UPDATED FOR THE COMPLETE SEASON  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Stowaway (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Stowaway (Netflix) Movie Review
    More than just a disaster movie in space, Stowaway strips back the Apollo 13 formula to focus on dramatising an ethical thought experiment.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Battle Royale 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Battle Royale 4K Blu-ray Review
    Although newcomers may find the lite version - The Hunger Games - robs this 2000 cult classic of some of its originality, it's still got some bite, earning a lavish Arrow box set which throws in both cuts, and both cuts of the sequel for good measure.  
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  • Home AV Review

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    Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers
    Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar Review
    The Samsung HW-Q800A is the company's latest mid-range soundbar, with support for eARC, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Amazon Alexa built-in.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice IMAX 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice IMAX 4K Blu-ray Review
    A new look, a new ratio, and the superior R-rated longer cut - after the success of Zack Snyder's Justice League maybe there's no better time to reassess the deeply flawed Batman v Superman.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rotel Michi X3 Integrated Amplifier Review
    The Michi X3 is the smallest member of the Michi range but it still makes for a big and impressively specified amp. Is it the one to beat?  
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  • TV Review

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    LG G1 (OLED65G1) OLED Evo TV Review

    by Phil Hinton
    LG G1 (OLED65G1) OLED Evo TV Review
    The LG G1 is a direct replacement for the outgoing GX and offers a near-identical performance and design. The main differences are a new WebOS and menu design as well as the OLED Evo panel. So, is it a revolutionary performer or a small evolution of the technology? Let's find out...  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Love and Monsters (Netflix) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Love and Monsters (Netflix) Movie Review
    Coming in at an appropriate time, Netflix’s giant bug-infested rom-com spreads its hopeful message about getting out there and starting to live life again. Which makes it a shame that it feels like an automatic painting-by-numbers machine.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Promising Young Woman (Sky Cinema/NOW) Movie Review

    by Tom Davies
    Promising Young Woman (Sky Cinema/NOW) Movie Review
    Now a double BAFTA winner, Emerald Fennell’s fierce revenge comedy showcases Carey Mulligan in one of her best performances to date.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Sound of Metal (Amazon) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Sound of Metal (Amazon) Movie Review
    Amazon knocks another Exclusive out of the park with this absolutely unmissable drama; a heartbreakingly authentic look behind the curtain of hearing loss with a powerhouse performance from Riz Ahmed.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    The Reckoning (Shudder) Movie Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Reckoning (Shudder) Movie Review
    Neil "The Descent" Marshall's latest finally lands on UK shores soon as a Shudder exclusive and in the meantime as a general digital purchase and, either way, it suffers from feeling like a pretty cheap and amateurish effort.  
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  • Movies & TV Review

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    Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV 4K Blu-ray Review
    Unlike its predecessor, Advent Children, this surprisingly exciting Final Fantasy entry is a great jumping-in point for newcomers and a fabulous 4K release.  
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