Music

Following his 2020 releases of both “Limbo” and “Limbo (Deluxe),” Portland rapper Aminé returns with the playfully light “TWOPOINTFIVE.” It’s unclear whether the album’s buoyancy is due to its lightness or its hollowness. Beginning the …

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Injury Reserve self-released “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Sept. 15, their first album following the death of member Stepa J. Groggs on June 29, 2020. This tragic loss could have threatened the group’s …

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From London-based singer-songwriter Tirzah comes “Colourgrade,” an enthralling follow-up to her 2018 debut, “Devotion.”  Still commanding the definitive introspection of her previous release, “Colourgrade” sees Tirzah venturing fully into her ecology, integrating the elements of …

Film & TV

Despite intentions to soar, Netflix’s melodrama “The Starling” remains flightless.  Directed by Theodore Melfi, “The Starling” seeks to illustrate the importance of moving forward in the wake of unthinkable tragedy. Chronicling a couple’s belabored procession …

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Director: J BlakesonDate: Feb. 19, 2020 R | 1 hour 59 minutes Directed by J Blakeson, “I Care a Lot” features Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson, a fashionably fraudulent con woman who uses her title …

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Director: Sam LevinsonDate: Feb. 5, 2021 R | 1 hour 46 minutes Offered as a romantic reckoning, “Malcolm & Marie,” starring John David Washington and Zendaya, fails to reckon with anything but its own ego.  …

Music

“Collapsed In Sunbeams,” the debut album from Arlo Parks, lives up to both its hype and its name, capturing the unique thrill of submitting to hope in times of despair. Released Jan. 29, Anaïs Marinho …

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Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit,” released Oct. 23, stars Anya Taylor-Joy as orphan Beth Harmon on her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player. Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name, …