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For a Few Dollars More…What Worked & Didn’t Work in House of Gucci

The Good, the Bad, and Jared Leto.
A comedy of errors ensues at the long-awaited shareholder meeting in "Retired Janitors of Idaho."
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The Roys engage in the first stages of public battle in cinematic "The Disruption."
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Kendall, Shiv, and Roman Roy argue in Rava's apartment living room.
Kendall desperately tries to win his siblings allegiance in "Mass in Time of War."
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Kendall Roy walks into press crowd with shades Carolina and Greg follow
As the Roy family prepares for civil war, Kendall positions to be the best man left standing in Succession's compelling premiere.
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Megan Thee Stallion’s branded hot sauce for Popeyes signals their franchising partnership and lands amidst a Fast Food – Pop Music Marketing Revolution.
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Annie Clarke demonstrates an ad pitch in a green blazer and beret boardroom
In her feature acting and writing debut, St. Vincent communicates the disparity between personality and persona through a darkly comical nightmare.
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DMX's classic debut is given a new examination in the wake of his death and a new look at his early life.
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DONDA > CLB
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Frances Ha gets woken up tickled with Adam Driver laughing
A retrospective look at Frances Ha and how two people’s love for French New Wave and each other gave us one of the last great comedies.
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Laura Palmer worried speaks with a kind angel
Nearly 30 years after its release, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me has gone from a box office flop to a misunderstood masterpiece about the nature of abuse.
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Lorde sticks her tongue out and puts up devil hand signals on the Today Show stage.
…and blaming new direction is seriously missing the point.
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Kanye West gets on his knees in a read suit and a mask for Donda's release at Mercedes Arena
We trace the mess that is the DONDA album rollout and figure out if Kanye is subverting the format again or just wasting everyone’s time.
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Billie Eilish sits in front of the fire she started at the Brit Awards with devil horns and a pink jersey
With Billie Eilish placed firmly in the cancel culture crosshairs, the “Happier Than Ever” album circuit has been a bit of a rough go and proof of the double standard for maturing teen idols.
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Paul McCartney shows Rick Rubin his demos at the mixing board
Rick Rubin’s gorgeous new documentary on the life and work of Paul McCartney should shut up even the largest Beatles detractors.
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Blake tries to excuse Matt Damon’s iconic “Scotty Doesn’t Know.”
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The alternative icon and his sonic shaman’s latest is a true distillation of everything great about the modern era of the Bad Seeds.
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Vince Staples leans out of a convenience store cashier bullet window green product everywhere
On the eve of his newest, we break down the Long Beach rapper’s impressive career.
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Bo Burnham replicates Jesus Christ on the crucifix in sweat
Why Bo Burnham’s new special Inside is the best piece of music this year so far.
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Sum 41 in the hot sun parking lot with fans and tour bus
The Acid King retells a classic Canadian millennial's tale of hearing Sum 41 for the first time.
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Prince points out in the distance
Film regular Ian Pickett takes an academic look at a reputable cinematic achievement.
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Prince plays custom guitar at the superbowl
A look at Prince's greatest live moments.
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Prince stares at the floor in a joker costume while batman points a gun
Prince, Tim Burton, Superhero Movies, Seal, Francis Bacon... no one is safe from the wrath of Blake.
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Tina Turner explains keep going while pray
TINA on HBO and How the Media Romanticizes Abuse
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Lana Del Rey masked peers out of a Cadillac in a retro pose
We breakdown the complex and perennial figure fresh off her new album.
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Dua Lipa dances To Levitate at the Grammys in 2021
Who gives a shit what the Recording Academy says about what they think the best album of the year wasn’t? We’re just here for Harry Styles’ boas.
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Dan Snaith returns with some of his most personal work yet.
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The UK’s favourite new band are back with their best yet.
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Phil Spector sits in the studio with The Ronettes
The death of Phil Spector has pushed the media to condemn the artist, but when did we stop respecting the art?
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In commemoration of its 20th anniversary, we celebrate the turning point of the best band of the era.
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the guardian
Though a solid release from a group that’s capable of near perfection-- it’s hard not to feel a bit cheated.
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 ON THE ROAD RED CAR WITH A GOLD LIGHT IT'S COLD AND THERE ARE NEON CACTUS. title reads gold record
America’s 24 karat songwriter dusts off a shiny new LP of songs both old and new.
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Lester Bangs and William Miller socialize at a diner happy
20 years after its release, Almost Famous belongs in the canon of great rock movies but little of that has to do with its depiction of rock itself.
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a blue vinyl record branded with Jesus is King.
Kanye's foray into Evangelical gospel music is divisive as ever, but unlike past tentpoles he's left unredeemed.
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In celebration of Voodoo's 20th Birthday we bring to you a very special retrospective review of D'Angelo's earth shaking neo-soul opus.
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a fist emerges from black
Black identity, history and the current BLM movement in 20 songs.
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Yacht rock's prickly Bohemian makes a good thing last.
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Sean consoles Will in Good Will Hunting
Commiserating with Mr. Misery.
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Kanye West in a vest puts a finger up
If not, let’s stop covering the presidency like a publicity playground for the elite.
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Bran Van 3000 hang out backstage with a lot of people
Bran Van 3000’s eccentric debut is a timeless trove of Canadian treasures whose colourful legacy has eclipsed its initial impact.
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Going Back to Growing Up.
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Cuba Gooding Jr, Jeremy Piven, and Emilio Estevez assist a patient on the floor
How a bad movie and its soundtrack inadvertently told the future.
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not the album we deserve, but the one we need right now.
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A GOLDEN HAND WAVES ON AN OFF WHITE DROP
The five-track EP is an electrifying, energetic and exciting fusion of two unique artists.
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Trudging slowly over old ground.
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Eminem puts his middle fingers up with tape on his mouth
We look at Eminem’s brutal and brilliant third album on its 20th anniversary and why it still holds up despite being as offensive as it ever was.
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Perfume Genius Mike Hadreas looks out with a wicked face
Built around the strengths of his past releases, the fifth album from Perfume Genius is a nimble and confident showcase of everything the artist does best.
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Sonically innovative and poetically singular, Fiona’s first album in eight years is a peerless meditation on the conflicting impulses of independence.
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Emilio Estevez sits in a green lit car with a look of paranoia
The first in our series that celebrates original song in film.
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In celebration of Tyler's 28th birthday we delve into the premier turning point in the auteur's career.
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In celebration of “A Beastie Boys Story”, we look back at the album that symbolized a turning point in the band’s career and the genre itself.
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Sweeping up Times Square on January 1st.
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dua lipa in driving a car in a pink top and white gloves, hair in a bun
For the most part, Lipa has delivered a satisfying, bombastic, slick dance pop record in Future Nostalgia.
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AN OUTLINE OF A HEAD WITH AN INVERSE OF THE OUTLINE OF THE NOSE AND THE MOUTH INWARD
The producer’s third studio album under his original moniker is an exploration of music as liberation from despair.
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Breathing life into the sounds of a singular cold, digital synthesizer, Green’s 34 year reissue is timely to say the least.
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Donald Glover's surprise release is a quantum leap forward in sound, concept, and performance.
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The sadboi soundtrack to the hedonist lifestyle is cohesive and introspective, albeit predictable.
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meg remy and her daughter on the sunset beach
On U.S. Girls' seventh studio album, Remy pivots her confidently idiosyncratic gaze inward.
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The 10th Four Tet full length puts his mastery on display, though it exposes his formulae more than it needs to.
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After a decade long wait, few thought the full length debut of Jay Electronica would ever see the light of day and with a willing shared spotlight with JAY Z, it's here in a big way.
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Fiona Apple sits on a futon gaunt and unhappy
The legendary singer songwriter is back with a new project on the way and her thoughts on Louis C.K., DIY recording, and her tumultuous relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson.
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Coming off a two year waiting period, Uzi's latest is far from redeemable.
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On his 9th solo album, Malkmus crafts Traditional Techniques from earthen acoustics in a sonic exploration of folk and country generics.
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Check out the insane story of a former Vice music editor’s international drug ring.
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king krule's album cover is a painted man on an arm red
Archie Marshall takes a swing and doubles down on a dissonant, colourless fourth full length. It's a rare miss.
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justin bieber in red and tatoos introspective and deep
Even without its smarmy promotional campaign, Changes is somehow a step down from one of the most inconsistent repertoires in modern pop.
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The Ringer’s latest podcast brings together Chuck Klosterman and Chris Ryan in discussion about tastes, opinions, and critiques.
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Grimes' adventurous fifth simultaneously introduces her alter ego while trying to save the world.
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While his detractors certainly seem to outnumber his champions, Kozelek has soldiered on to produce album after album in search of a new voice that finally approaches its richest culmination.
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Kevin Parker has seemingly gone pop, but it's less selling out and more evolution.
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We take another look at an iconic breakup album from the Queen of the SPCA.
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Happy Valentine's Day. We revisit Feist's incredible love album and its gorgeous marriage of subject matter and arrangement.
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roddy ricch in a shadow with a black sweater looks onward
With the number one song and album in the country, he's the biggest new rap star out there, but do his skills match the stats?
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The iconic Toronto indie band are back with their most cohesive release to date, but is it still fun?
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Elliot Smith - Either/Or stares on in brown against a bar mirror with a cap
Editor in Chief Jared Marshall gives Elliot Smith's watershed sophomore album a celebrated retrospective review.
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On a more focused effort than 99.9% and perhaps less range, Kaytranada once again proves his ability in the album format.
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Eminem's refurbished master of his classic debut The Slim Shady LP just hit streaming platforms, guest writer and friend of the site Thomas Haebler dives in to one of his favourite albums.
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On her second LP, Tahliah Debrett Barnett drops a trunk rattling opus.
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On the eve of its 20th birthday, Smack reviews a staple of modern pop music.
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a red metal bracelet looks sharp on tool's album cover undertow
With Fear Inoculum taking the top spot on the charts in an era of Post Malone and on the cusp of two highly anticipated Toronto bookings, it’s time to look back at TOOL’s impact over the years.
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In spirit of their sold out shows at the Scotia, we've wheeled out our lead critic to breakdown Tool's infamous opus Ænima.
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