ExhibitionSide Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyneby Mike Quille The latest photography show by the Amber collective in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is full of arresting and truthful images which are hard-hitting, class conscious and politically provocative
FilmDirected by Fisher Stevensby Maria Duarte Be prepared for a master class in acting as Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin show how it is done with effortless ease and finesse in this tough but touching action comedy.
FilmDirected by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldbergby Maria Duarte A bunch of irritating and self-absorbed Hollywood actors are trapped in a house as the apocalypse erupts outside in this Seth Rogen film, his first decently funny feature in six years.
Fictionby Michael J Buckingham (GG Books, £8.95)by Gwyn Griffiths The Luck Be A Lady of this novel's title is a battle-scarred US air force bomber which crashes in the hills above the south Wales mining village of Blaendiffaith in October 1944.
Chris Searleby Chris Searle Danny Grissett Encounters (Criss Cross) Form (Criss Cross) FROM west to east came Danny Grissett, leaving Los Angeles for the jazz haunts of New York in 2003, and fast becoming one of the most in-demand pianists on the hard-bop scene.
Non-Fictionby Alain Badiou, with Fabien Tarby (Polity Press, £40)by Steve Andrew An unrepentant soixante-huitard, Alain Badiou is a colourful personality who spent many a year in various far-left Maoist organisations.
Fictionby Mat Coward If you like your police procedurals to be thoroughly British - and stuffed cover to cover with them - then I recommend Separated At Death by JJ Salkeld (currently only available as an e-book, £1.53).