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On her debut EP Red Mind, the electro-soul artist's commanding voice can feel oddly tentative Read more

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Singing and throat singing synthy electro-pop in Inuktitut, she shows she knows exactly what she wants to say and how she wants to say it Read more

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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

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The franchise's first live-action movie features Ryan Reynolds as a babbling, caffeine-addicted Pikachu and comedy that delights in how absurd Pokémon can be. Read more

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Dumbo

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The director's live-action remake of the animated classic about a flying elephant tries – and fails – to satirize corporate entertainment Read more

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Album review: Solange, When I Get Home – with her dreamy tribute to her Houston roots, the R&B/soul auteur shows the South has still got something to say. Read more

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Album review: Weezer, The Teal Album: The surprise all-covers album features proficient yet utterly tone-deaf versions of songs by TLC, Toto, Michael Jackson and more – without controversy, without anything. Read more

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Parisa Tag

As contrasting monarchs, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie shout, wear elaborate costumes and bore you to tears Read more

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Biopic about the late country singer Blaze Foley offers lots of surprises and an authentic performance by first-time actor Ben Dickey Read more

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Vox Lux

Elevation Pictures

Brady Corbet's music industry satire starring Natalie Portman as a traumatized pop star is manic, comic and confrontational Read more

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The Danish director mocks #MeToo in ultra-violent serial killer flick starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman Read more

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Concert review: In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert – The Hologram Tour. The long-dead singer "performed" at Toronto's Sony Centre, opening several cans of worms in the process. Read more

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Tino Vacca

Concert review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto: at the soul-stirring final show of their marathon Skeleton Tree tour, the band proved an arena can feel just as intimate as a sweaty bar gig. Read more

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Album review: Wrld On Drugs, the inter-generational collaboration between Future & Juice WRLD, seems like a match made in drug-rap heaven, but it sounds more like a cash-in than the masterpiece it could have been. Read more

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An album review of Art d'Ecco's Trespasser. Whether it revitalizes interest in the genre, it's the sort of rock album we need now, one that asks for inclusivity and acceptance. Read more

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A review of Revocation's new album The Outer Ones. H.P. Lovecraft is fitting source material for the Boston band, who revel in the confrontation between man and the vastness of the universe. Read more

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Album review: On Lil Wayne's long-awaited The Carter V, he shows he can still hang with contemporary rap flows and sometimes improve on them. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: all of Wu-Tang Clan came together for the 25th anniversary of their classic debut at Toronto's Rebel – a free concert sponsored by a cannabis company. Read more

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A concert review of Elton John's second farewell show in Toronto, at Scotiabank Arena: Though the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is his long goodbye, the legendary singer remains at the height of relevance and performance power. Read more

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Bing Liu's coming-of-age documentary about skateboarders in the U.S. Midwest thoughtfully explores trauma, anger and resentment Read more

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Concert review: In Toronto, JPEGMAFIA, the white-knuckle DIY Baltimore rapper/producer, met the energy of the frenzied crowd and fed it back to them. Read more

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