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J. Cole's KOD, the rapper's fifth album, cycles through the ups and downs of addiction, throwing a few shots at trendy trap-rappers along the way. more

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Toronto electronic music producer Cameron Findlay, better known as Kontravoid, follows his 2012 self-titled debut with Undone, a five-song EP with an ominous, all-encompassing dark take on house and tecnno. more

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Asad Aman

Cancer Bats, the Toronto metalcore band, celebrated their breakthrough album Hail Destroyer, while still looking forward at the first of two nights at Lee's Palace. It helps that they dropped a surprise new one, The Spark That Moves, the same day. more

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With precise and assured vocal delivery, = Montreal-via-Toronto singer Tess Roby explores how the past resonates with the present. Here debut album Beacons is out on Italians Do It Better. more

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Jon Pack

Sequel about French-Canadian Mounties and Americans in Quebec hits a major humour roadblock more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Musical Stage Company and Mirvish’s production of the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the Alison Bechdel graphic novel memoir will break your heart more

Musicals

Set in Africa, France and the Arctic Sea, Wim Wenders’s dull spy story features dialogue that sounds like it’s from an op-ed page more

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Lucrecia Martel's first film in almost a decade immerses the viewer in existential ennui and casual violence more

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The fine actor Imogen Poots is wasted in a movie that wants to comment on contemporary America but really has nothing to say more

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Mark Raso’s film has a familiar premise about a father and son taking One Last Road Trip, but it’s rarely been done as well as this more

TV & Streaming

Kim Nguyen’s film about a remote security operator features an obvious script and uneven pacing, but the acting and premise deliver the goods more

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High-concept Amy Schumer comedy about a drab woman who becomes convinced she looks like a fashion model stumbles more

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Kiran Ahluwalia's LOVEfest took place at Harbourfront Centre this past weekend. The night united secular and sacred traditions in a lineup that also included Souad Massi, Yasser Darwish and Bhai Kabal Singh more

Concert reviews

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Michael Cooper

Robert Lepage's remount of his Stravinsky short works program features puppets, acrobats and 67 tons of water – this ain't your typical night at the opera more

Opera

Caryl Churchill's experimental play featuring 50 short vignettes gets an uneven production, despite a couple of fine performances more

Theatre

Despite great performances, Coal Mine’s play about cosmetics testing on humans rather than animals produces mixed results more

Theatre

Dwayne Johnson reunites with Journey 2 and San Andreas director Brad Peyton for a fun adaptation of the 90s videogame more

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The film looks and sounds great, but it’s hobbled by hand-holding exposition and a checklist approach to character more

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Arshad Khan's deeply personal film – complete with lots of home movie footage, animation and Bollywood clips – is a fascinating look at navigating various cultures more

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