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Secret World of Sound With David Attenborough review – the lions sound like Chewbacca breaking wind

This new series about the noises of nature has the perfect narrator. But the dubious audio choices (silence? frequencies inaudible to the human ear?) rob the show of some majestyWhat is the sound of the natural world? For several generations of us, the answer is David Attenborough’s voice, its whispering lilt sing-songing upwards for cuteness and swooping...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 23:15
Shoshana review – Michael Winterbottom’s compelling romantic thriller set in 30s Palestine

This partly factual drama about the bright young things of British Mandate Tel Aviv offers insights into the politics of the timeNow is as good a time as any to better understand Israel, and Michael Winterbottom may be the film-maker best placed to aid us in this understanding. His intelligent and compelling new romantic thriller is set in the late...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 17:19
MGMT: Loss of Life review – a victory of style over substance

(Mom + Pop Music) The band’s fifth album finds them veering towards exquisitely crafted, ornate pop without much in the way of winning hooksWhen their 2007 debut Oracular Spectacular was a surprise hit, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser could have taken the easy option and gone on to achieve ever-diminishing returns in trying to replicate its bioluminescent...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 17:19
Ghetts: On Purpose, With Purpose review – brimming with elegant fury

(Warner) The grime veteran proves he’s still on the up with a well-crafted collection of thoughtful, impassioned tracksRemarkably, rappers who were teens when grime went national are now turning 40. After half a lifetime at the mic, Ghetts is one of the few rap veterans who can still be considered on the up. He’s never had a crossover radio hit yet...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 15:21
Meet Me at the Surface by Jodie Matthews review – powerful forces in the Cornish wilds

A strange and beautiful novel from a first-time author who skilfully wields mystery and unease Appropriately enough, Meet Me at the Surface, an electrifying debut from Manchester-based but Cornish-born Jodie Matthews, dives deep. Heavily influenced by her place of birth, and in particular its folklore, the author plunges us into a twilight world of...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 15:21
Oscars 2024: best picture nominees – reviews, awards and where to watch

The overall Academy Award nominations for each of the 10 best picture films, along with The Guardian’s reviews, interviews and notable prizes earned so farOscars nominations 2024: the full listThe Globes and Baftas are done and dusted, the Critics Choices packed up for another year. But the big one, the Academy Awards, is yet to come, and with it the...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 15:21

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