Even when he releases what seems like second-rate songs, Kendrick Lamar remains on the top of the rap game. His most recent album, “untitled unmastered.,” was released on March 4, and while imperfect and incomplete, it is still a characteristically strong effort. He advances the psychological and politically charged themes from his previous album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” while also creating songs that could conceivably become radio hits (particularly tracks two, five and eight.)

Saoirse Ronan (“The Lovely Bones,” “Hanna” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Emory Cohen (“The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Gambler”) dazzle in “Brooklyn,” a historical drama set in the early 1950s. The film is directed by John Crowley (“Intermission” and “True Detective”) and is based on Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same title. “Brooklyn” depicts a young Irish woman’s immigration to America and the hardships that come with it.