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Masculine power tales in Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Moonlight

Also Trolls, great for kids; Tower, notes on a mass shooting; Spa Night, two strains of male identity and Lavender, a Canadian Gothic

Summer J-Pop: B'z, Perfume, Capsule and more

Want to travel to Japan but can't afford it this summer? Tune into some songs and let the music take you on a journey to the Far East.  Japanese pop, or J-Pop, is often condemned as "...