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Shirley Clarke’s Films Collected and Restored

Every short film, documentary and home movie here tells you something about this indefatigable dynamo and largely overlooked artist.

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“Winter” Offers a Solid Launch for ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Despite some hitches, "Winter" offers an great re-introduction into the Gilmore world.

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‘(Another) Party’, Another Episode That Touches Greatness and Frustration in (Almost) Equal Measure

This episode has some of the very best things that the show's capable, with some truly graceful little detours; ultimately, it reveals its fundamental faults.

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Bryan Cranston Struggles With Vulgar Sensibilities in ‘Why Him?’

Director John Hamburg’s holiday comedy is stuck between bawdy farce and syrupy feel-gooder.

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The Surprisingly Entertaining, Eccentric ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Screeching her way to another successful performance, Meryl Streep makes Florence Foster Jenkins much more than the traditional historic biopic.

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12 Dec 2016 // 2:25 AM

Emanon: Dystopia

DJ Exile and Aloe Blacc cook up a politically infused storm on their first hip-hop release in 10 years.

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Gillian Welch: Boots No. 1

Gillian Welch fans will appreciate hearing the original sounds of the band.

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12 Dec 2016 // 2:10 AM

Scuba: Fabric 90

Hard-hitting house with a sad backstory: the closure of one of the world's most celebrated dance clubs.

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Various Artists: Microcosm: Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986

Light in the Attic's lovingly curated collection in an excellent introduction to such a massive influence on modern music.

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ Is a Riveting Cinematic Mess

Though Tom Ford's follow-up to A Single Man derails at the end, getting there proves to be a thoroughly exhilarating experience.

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Joe Russo and his bandmates are taking an aggressively electrifying approach to the Dead’s music not seen since Phil Lesh was pushing the boundaries with his cutting edge “Quintet” lineup from 2000-03.

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They Don’t Make ‘em Like ‘La La Land’, Anymore

Peppy, smart, and almost intolerably romantic, this is the finest movie musical since John Carney's Once.

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Peter Doherty: Hamburg Demonstrations

Hamburg Demonstrations is exactly what we've come to expect from Doherty: tongue-in-cheek Brit-rock bristling with vernacular attitude and guitars reeking of booze and windowless bedrooms

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9 Dec 2016 // 2:20 AM

Garth Brooks: Gunslinger

Former king of country music returns with an album reminiscent of the Garth Brooks of old.

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9 Dec 2016 // 2:15 AM

Lil Durk: They Forgot

They Forgot highlights Lil Durk’s gift for creating momentum.

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Hans Christian Andersen Would Be Delighted With Sanna Annukka’s Illustrations

Annukka enhances the reading experience of The Snow Queen and The Fir Tree with her distinctive artistic approach.

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9 Dec 2016 // 2:10 AM

Aziza: Aziza

Aziza, a jazz supergroup featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, and Eric Harland, mostly avoids supergroup pitfalls and plays strong on its eponymous new LP.

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Ramones: Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Divided we stand four decades since this legendary masterpiece was born. Even from their graves, the Ramones’ timing remains impeccable.

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In ‘Abattoir’, There’s No Place Like Home, Thankfully

Abattoir warns us of the mad terrors that lie at the borders of human company, that lurk on the verge of wilderness.

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