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Review: Chvrches Super-Size Their Epic Synth-Pop on Third LP 'Love Is Dead'

Since forming in 2011, the Scottish trio Chvrches have refined synth-pop for the festival age, taking the chilly atmospherics of early electro and piling on flourishes designed to divert distracted attendees’ attentions away from art installations and friends’ conversations, with vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s airy soprano contorting into stretched-out pleas and percussive stuttering. It’s partly cloudy music, defined by the way ...

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Feral Review

Also worth noting is director Mark H. Young’s willingness to put the monsters in the frame without relying solely on jump scares. Though there most definitely are a few moments in Feral in which the main creatures come out of nowhere and attack our young heroes, there are just as many sequences in which the camera simply sits and lets ...

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Morgan Freeman's SAG lifetime achievement award under review following allegations of sexual misconduct

“These are compelling and devastating allegations which are absolutely contrary to all the steps that we are taking to [ensure] a safe work environment for the professionals in this industry,” read a SAG-AFTRA statement. “Any accused person has the right to due process, but it is our starting point to believe the courageous voices who come forward to report incidents ...

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sink or Swim’

The swimming is synchronized in “Sink or Swim,” and so is the scripting: Gilles Lellouche’s feelgood buddy comedy so painstakingly mimics the rhythms and motions of assorted men-in-quirky-crisis farces from across the Channel that it may as well have been titled “The Pool Monty.” Gathering an A-team of French thesps to play a decidedly less well-qualified squad of million-dollar mermen, ...

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Dogman’

Italy is a culture that pushes macho to the extreme (that’s essentially what the Mafia is), but Marcello (Marcello Fonte), the hero of Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” is one of those Italian men who’s so harmless he’s cuddly. Short and stooped, with an oblong head and droopy-lidded big eyes that look out at the world with pleading innocence, he’s like Michael ...

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