8

Small Axe "Lovers Rock"

Steve McQueen

Black joy is in the house and it sings!

8

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

George C. Wolfe

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is an exquisite shade of the Blues.

9

Freaky

Christopher Landon

A teenage victim and a middle-aged serial killer exchange bodies; hilarity (and a couple of murders) ensue.

6

Come Away

Brenda Chapman

If only the magic & adventure in the trailer were as vibrant in the film.

7

Dash & Lily [mini-review]

Various

Dash & Lily gives you all the feels a classic YA rom-com should—and it’ll get you completely ready for the festive season.

8

Whatever, Man

BLACKSTARKIDS

After my first full listen of Whatever, Man—from Kansas City’s BLACKSTARKIDS—I was left asking myself, “Wait… did I like this?”

7

girlfriends

girlfriends

It’s only going to take a single listen for every song to implant itself in your head, but Girlfriends has the kind of lasting value you’ll want to have as a permanent part of your music collection.

8

Wrong Generation

FEVER 333

Wrong Generation goes hard right out of the gate with “BITE BACK”, guitars and crashing drums building into a headphone-shaking stomp in less than a minute.

7

Hands Like Houses EP

Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses’s new self-titled EP is certainly a departure from their Metalcore roots.

7

Lupin III: The First

Takashi Yamazaki

Anime icon, Lupin III and his crew make the jump to CG animation with a new heist for a new generation.