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Chucky review – the murderous doll is back (and may be behind you right now)
Is anyone safe from the knife-wielding puppet in this rebooted 80s horror classic? Certainly not people who shop at New Jersey yard sales

Lucy Mangan

03, Dec, 2021 @11:00 PM

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The girls are back in town! Why the Sex and the City sequel is about to eclipse the original
Grab your Manolos! Carrie and the gang are finally returning in And Just Like That. But, with a more diverse cast and writers’ room, could this reboot be even more radical?

Lucy Mangan

03, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Banksy Most Wanted review – the king of guerrilla art … or a cringy sellout?
This fascinating film explores who the famously anonymous Bristol graffiti artist might be, and what – if anything – he actually stands for

Lucy Mangan

02, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The Big Leap review – dance drama is a joyous, hilarious delight
With bags of energy, and Pitch Perfect-esque wit, this Disney+ series about amateur dancers looking to hit the big time is an uplifting treat

Lucy Mangan

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Elves review – ET meets the Wicker Man as murderous gnomes run amok
A tropey family takes a hellish woodland holiday alongside cow-hating wights in Netflix’s new Scandi horror show. Do you dare go down to the woods?

Lucy Mangan

29, Nov, 2021 @5:54 PM

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‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas review – festive cheer turns to horror with the neighbour from hell
Becky Read’s documentary about a Christmas-obsessed man who inflicted camels, choirs and thousands of visitors on a small town is anxiety-inducing – and totally enraging

Lucy Mangan

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Death of England: Face to Face review – state of the nation drama is a fast, furious triumph
This amalgamation of two National Theatre monologues makes for an unflinching, highly impressive examination of race, identity and toxic masculinity

Lucy Mangan

25, Nov, 2021 @11:25 PM

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True Story review – Wesley Snipes and Kevin Hart cannot salvage ludicrous crime caper
Snipes and Hart are both utterly compelling as brothers forced to dispose of dead bodies in the new Netflix thriller, but it all ends up feeling … unnecessary

Lucy Mangan

24, Nov, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Hawkeye review – Hailee Steinfeld hits the bullseye in Marvel’s festive offering
Even if Jeremy Renner’s bow-and-arrow superhero feels decidedly low-energy, Steinfeld is right on target in this Christmassy Disney+ series that’s worth investing in

Lucy Mangan

24, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Wheel of Time review – Jeff Bezos’s Game of Thrones is destined to be forgotten
Amazon’s new epic provides a stopgap for fantasy fans, but it’s hardly the stuff of legend – and Rosamund Pike was surely just thinking of the cash

Lucy Mangan

19, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Crime review – Irvine Welsh’s first TV drama is a dreich and plodding affair
This Edinburgh cop show is disappointingly conventional stuff from the author known for his exuberance and excess – and its dialogue is deathly

Lucy Mangan

18, Nov, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland review – a large pile of anticlimaxes
Margolyes and Cumming can’t be as lost as the poor viewers taken on this vapid and exhausting tour of Caledonia – complete with a cringeworthy encounter with the locals

Lucy Mangan

16, Nov, 2021 @10:15 PM

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