Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi | Spoiler-free Review

It’s too long by a good 30 minutes, feels like two films mashed together, has about five endings and it seems to be taking cues from the George R. R. Martin school of right-angled plot twists. Yet, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is an embarrassment of riches – overstuffed with good bits, fan-service, stories and twists.

The Grand Budapest Hotel: A review and study

*Author's note: As always, I have avoided spoilers – so there will be little discussion of the story itself. *   Wes Anderson’s work has a tendency to rub some people the wrong way. I will never understand them. They must see the world weirdly, in a different hue, to a different score. So does Wes, [...]

Review: Nintendo Land – The Wii U’s ‘Wii Sports’

Review: Nintendo Land - The Wii U’s ‘Wii Sports’ If there’s one piece of software that perfectly encapsulates not only the Wii U’s biggest charms but also its flaws, it’s Nintendo Land. This title is included in the Premium Bundle –and well worth looking into. PATRICK KOLAN buys the ticket and takes the ride. The [...]

Review: Welcome to the Wii U – Nintendo’s experimental new console is here

We owe so much to Nintendo. For decades now (and more than a hundred years all-up), this company has been at the fore of the idea of “playing”. Nintendo is also a company that has taken risks – prided itself upon that fact, in an industry that seems so risk-averse at times. The Wii was [...]

Shotgun Critic joins 2008’s biggest social networking phenomenon!

So Shotgun Critic is on the upswing - more readers than ever [Hello, newcomers - sorry about the smell], new writers and more content (maybe). But we're not taking this, barnstorming, tub-thumping, banner-waving success in our stride. No. We want to embrace this new-fangled thing called The Facebook. Or The Face Book. I'm not sure which. Anyway, I'm told [...]