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A taxi-van driver carries passengers up and down Sri Lanka and reflects on what he sees in Gunesekera's brilliant stories.

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera has eight works of fiction to his name and his debut novel, Reef, published in 1994, made the Booker Prize shortlist. His new stories are narrated by a companionable taxi-van driver as he ferries passengers up and down through Sri Lanka.

  • Thanks for the memories

    Experiencing Nirvana - Grunge in Europe, 1989

    Anyone who bought Nirvana or Sub Pop releases is sure to find nuggets throughout.

  • It's refreshing and life-affirming to experience a film with such a warm and generous heart

    The Grand Seduction

    Brendan Gleeson is in great form in this warm and life-affirming tale about a struggling, remote fishing village in Newfoundland.

  • Jenny Slate plays a stand-up comedian who faces a big decision

    Obvious Child

    Obvious Child won the Best International Feature award at this year's Galway Film Fleadh. It features a strong performance from Jenny Slate as a young woman trying to deal with an unplanned pregnancy.

  • JB turns two sheltered Indian teens' lives around by bringing them to LA

    Million Dollar Arm

    Based on a true story, this Disney sports film is heart-warming and positive with plenty of witty moments throughout.

  • A found footage frightener

    As Above, So Below

    City of Infernal Night.

  • Any colour you want as long as it's black
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sin City 2
  • He Wants: lacks pep in its step

    He Wants by Alison Moore

    Alison Moore's first novel, The Lighthouse, was deservedly shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012. In this, her second novel Moore is at pains to depict a prim, boring England, while trying to keep us interested in her central human drama. Risky.

  • No, your eyes are not deceiving you - that tornado is, in fact, on fire

    Into The Storm

    It's been 18 years since Twister was released and we're going back into the eye of the tornado with Into The Storm. But unfortunately there aren't enough flying cows and fire tornadoes in the world to make this a must-watch.

  • Scarlett Johansson as Lucy

    Lucy

    Could be superb but gets a bit loopy.

  • Édgar Ramírez and Eric Bana star as the exorcising priest and haunted cop in Deliver Us from Evil

    Deliver Us from Evil

    New York cops get more than they bargained for in this entertaining horror yarn.

  • Åkerfeldt and co go further down the prog rabbit hole of 2011's Heritage

    Opeth - Pale Communion

    An album that sees Mikael Åkerfeldt and co go further down the prog rabbit hole of 2011's Heritage and asks fans if they can manage to squeeze in too.

  • What if transcends the often soopy rom-com genre with sharp dialogue

    What If

    What If manages to transcend the often soppy rom-com genre with a very likeable male lead in Daniel Radcliffe, and reams of snappy dialogue.

  • England And Other Stories by Graham Swift

    The 25 stories in Swift's new collection examine England and the people who live there from quirky angles, tales that mostly engage completely in short sprints.