THE TRUTH INSIDE THE LIE

Ne-Yo's Non-Fiction is a story album unable to sustain interest as fiction.

BETWEEN AUTHENTICITY AND PERFORMANCE

Girlhood is keyed to the minutiae of its teenage protagonists' lives.

LIFE AS FULL-TILT MELODRAMA

It's easy to get lost in the rush of feeling of Xavier Dolan's Mommy.

AY BENDITO

If shtick were as rewarding as camp, then The Boy Next Door would be a classic.

AN ALIEN OBJECT

Vulnicura proves Björk firmly belongs to the world of the avant-garde.


MUSIC


Howlin Rain: Mansion Songs

Howlin Rain's Mansion Songs is filled with momentary points of chaos, a sense that the songs could fall apart at any moment.




TELEVISION



DVD


The Purple Rose of Cairo

Woody Allen's most charming feature gets a fine, if unremarkable, Blu-ray from Twilight Time's, but the film's simple pleasures need no special treatment.





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