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The best games of 2016

The best games of 2016

The gaming year in 2016 was dominated by massive shooters and the eventual release of titles that have spent ages in development, including Final Fantasy XV, The Witness, The Last Guardian and Owlboy. It was the best year for

The best films of 2016

The best films of 2016

Billion-dollar juggernauts like Captain America: Civil War and Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice ruled the box-office this year. But amid the noise and spectacle, there were also some good films tailored to audiences

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

One of the most striking things about The Last Guardian – finally released after nine years in development hell – is how little it has changed since we saw the first trailer for the game in 2009. Most games that spend so long in gestation

Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve directed one of the best films of 2015 with Sicario, a bleak look at the moral toll the US government’s war on the Mexican drug cartels takes on its frontline warriors. With Arrival, he shifts genres to

Doctor Strange: across the Marvel universe

<i>Doctor Strange</i>: across the Marvel universe

With Robert Downey Jr likely to throw his Iron Man suit on the scrapheap within the next two years, there will soon be a gap in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for an obnoxious but brilliant playboy turned world saviour. Enter Benedict

The Magnificent Seven: the old West rides again

The Magnificent Seven: the old West rides again

Widely dismissed upon release as a second-rate remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven (1960) has been elevated over the years into a much-loved classic. It’s unlikely that time will do the same for The

Jason Bourne has a little less conversation

Jason Bourne has a little less conversation

Even by the standards of Hollywood’s most laconic tough guys, Jason Bourne is terse. Returning to the role after an absence of nearly a decade, Matt Damon gets to say just 45 lines or less than 300 gruff words as the

The Nice Guys: LA noir with a comic twist

<i>The Nice Guys</i>: LA noir with a comic twist

“Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains.” Humphrey Bogart said it in The Big Sleep, but he could have been talking about the collection of klutzes, goofballs and goons that populate late 1970s Los Angeles

Inside Netflix’s risky bid for world domination

Inside Netflix’s risky bid for world domination

Netflix flexed its original programming muscle at a press event in Paris last week, bringing stars like Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Spacey and Ricky Gervais on stage to talk up its programming for the next few months. The company will spend around US$5bn

10 Cloverfield Lane: the little genre film next door

<i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i>: the little genre film next door

In a year where Hollywood seems determined to prove that more is more – more superheroes per film, more explosions, more garish special effects – the economically directed and scripted 10 Cloverfield Lane is a rare pleasure. It’s an unassuming genre film that

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