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‘Jason Bourne’ – Film Review

While promoting 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon dismissed the idea of returning for another outing as tough but troubled former CIA assassin Jason Bourne, saying: “We’ve ridden that horse…

‘Star Trek Beyond’ – Film Review

Star Trek: Beyond arrives with less hype than studio bosses who signed off an estimated $185m production budget might have hoped. This is probably a fall-out from 2013's Star Trek…

Flowdan – ‘Disaster Piece’ Review

While a founding member of Roll Deep – the east London grime crew that’s seen everyone from Wiley to Dizzee, Tinchy Stryder to Skepta pass through its ranks – Flowdan…

JPNSGRLS – ‘Divorce’ Review

Album number two sees Vancouver’s JPNSGRLS continue their assault on vowels and musical fads. The four-piece – packing angst-ridden, power-chord-heavy rock played at breakneck speed – couldn’t be accused of…

‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ – Film Review

There’s no mystery as to why 20th Century Fox keeps making Ice Age films. The last two made over $850 million. The mystery is why they continue to be successful.…

‘The BFG’ – Film Review

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG needs to please two types of what the title character famously calls “human beans”. Some of this film’s audience will be young children taking…

Shura – ‘Nothing’s Real’ Review

A month ago, Alexandra Denton released one of the most memorable music videos of 2016 for her Class A earworm ‘What’s It Gonna Be?’ The unabashedly cheesy clip is a…

Show Me The Body – ‘Body War’ Review

There’s an undiluted confidence around Show Me The Body. The New York three-piece last appeared in NME in February, when they were pictured burning a Union Jack on the eve…

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Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’ Review

In 2012, Michael Kiwanuka left [a]Frank Ocean[/a] and [a]Skrillex[/a] in his wake to win the BBC’s ‘Sound Of’ poll. But since then, the north Londoner has been somewhat less prominent…

Clams Casino – ’32 Levels’ Review

Few producers have had as big an impact on hip-hop as Clams Casino. His early 2010 productions for Lil B and A$AP Rocky earned him instant fame as the figurehead…

‘Ghostbusters’ – Film Review

Though the internet often whinges when a beloved movie franchise gets a reboot, most of us hope the new version will "do justice" to the original. But somehow, Ghostbusters 2.0…

‘Maggie’s Plan’ – Film Review

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) has decided that she’s going to have a baby. She isn’t in a relationship so, as an independent New Yorker, she’s going to do it the modern…