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‘American Son’ review: no-frills Broadway adaptation that should have stayed on stage

Netflix is releasing 10 original films in cinemas this autumn, including Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, in a bid to...

Little Simz live in London: a celebratory homecoming from a rapper riding out a career-high year

“They will never wanna admit I'm the best here / From the mere fact that I've got ovaries,” Little Simz raps on the red-hot,...

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Feet Of Clay’ review: an emotional stream-of-conscious epilogue to ‘Some Rap Songs’

Death has stalked Earl Sweatshirt’s career. He dedicated his debut album, 2013's ‘Doris’, to his deceased grandmother and released last year's ‘Some Rap Songs’...

Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox – ‘Myths 004’ review: tuneless self-indulgence and chaos from two indie heroes

Here it is: perhaps the most anticipated release of Mexican Summer’s ‘Myths’ collaborations series, whereby the indie label invited collaborators to put theirs heads...

Charli XCX live: the self-appointed “future of pop” kicks off a cacophonous party (and tackles douchegate)

Midway through her Manchester gig, Charli XCX addresses Douchegate. For those mercifully unaware of the spurious shit-storm, it involves LGBTQ fans requesting she autograph increasingly...

‘Doctor Sleep’ review: trauma-fuelled sequel brings fresh scares to ‘The Shining’ story

The first thing you hear in Doctor Sleep is the chilling thrum of Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind's iconic synth-based score for The Shining. The motif has...

Weyes Blood live in Manchester: hushed reverence greets anthems for the Extinction Rebellion generation (and sheepish baby boomers)

Each night before introducing the post-truth anthem ‘Something To Believe’, Natalie Mering – aka Weyes Blood – conducts an audience straw poll: “Raise your...

BTS bring the ‘Love Yourself’ era to a close with powerful and moving homecoming show in Seoul

As the sun sets behind the curved edge of Seoul’s Olympic Stadium tonight (October 29), pastel hues of pink, blue, and purple brush against...

‘The Aeronauts’ review: Hawkings reunite in airborne biopic that soars above expectations

On first look, The Aeronauts seems quite tedious. It's the story of two Victorian scientists on a mission to go higher than anyone has ever floated...

‘Dolemite Is My Name’ review: Eddie Murphy makes firecracker return in entertaining but predictable biopic

The four opening twangs of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ are unmistakable – but they’re only paving the way for the performance of...
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