Six Nations 2018 – predictions

My annual Six Nations predictions have not been notable for their Nostradamus-like accuracy but last year in a rare display of competence I had things mostly bang on. I’m hoping to continue the hot streak (once counts as a streak, right?) with my predictions for the 2018 tournament – here’s my (barely) educated guess at the final rankings.  Continue reading “Six Nations 2018 – predictions”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – review

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After the the let-down that was George Lucas’s much-maligned prequel trilogy, the Star Wars franchise got firmly back on track with 2015’s hugely enjoyable The Force Awakens, which was both a critical and commercial success. Unsurprisingly as a result the hype around follow-up The Last Jedi, helmed and written by Looper director Rian Johnson, has been ferocious. But despite some spectacular moments this over-long and under-engaging sequel singularly fails to live up to expectations.  Continue reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi – review”

The Best Games of 2017

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2017 was a big year for games, with the reinvention of some beloved old series and the release of the new Nintendo Switch, not to mention a few games already being touted as among the best of all time. With games getting larger and more complex all the time there’s never quite enough time to play more than a fraction of the year’s big releases, but here’s my list of my favourite games of 2017, starting with: Continue reading “The Best Games of 2017”