In 2015 indie pop, there are recurring appearances by the Dunedin Sound, brevity, the changing of the seasons, and the spectre of childhood that hangs over our adult lives.READ more
Shadow of a Doubt
On Shadow of a Doubt, nostalgia and desperation coat some of these songs, making the pain of them seem realer, while also giving us new angles on common crime-rap tropes.
It’s bold and brash, but it still feels like a natural extension of the now-global footwork scene.
A lot went wrong in a lot of different ways in the weakest episode of The Good Wife's seventh season.READ more
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross return their unique brand of sketch to television, providing another much-needed antidote to modern institutional comedy.
It would be asking a lot of any actor to carry almost an hour of prime-time television on their own, but not Peter Capaldi.
The film of Roger Waters' staging of Pink Floyd's magnum opus includes interstitial pieces about Waters' father's death, and this Blu-ray release has copious bonus materials.READ more
An Interview with Leslie Uggams
Celebrating a lifetime on stage and screen, Leslie Uggams reflects on Broadway, her roles in Roots and Deadpool, and why Pharrell makes her happy.
Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.
The Real Walking Dead: Joshua M. Price's 'Prison and Social Death'
"This book is about society. Shifting the focus from the individual (crime) to the social (punishment) is not so much a political choice as it is an ethical imperative. "READ the article
Reel World reconciles the recondite with the banal, the sublime with the quotidian, and the real with the mythological.
Born in a Trunk, Raised on the Stage: An Interview with Leslie Uggams
"Celebrating a lifetime on stage and screen, Leslie Uggams reflects on Broadway, her roles in Roots and Deadpool, and why Pharrell makes her happy. "READ the article
PC Music has been a source of controversy since the Internet-based label's inception. Those conversations might help shine light on the way the Internet is changing the way we talk about art.
Growing Apathetic to 'Game of Thrones: Episode 4' and '5'
"The plot of Telltale's Game of Thrones continues with some new minor wrinkles, but on the whole, the experience has lost a sense of originality."READ the article
It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it's there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.
We learn to love Lunella Lafayette.READ more
- Ray Harryhausen's Legacy: Monster Movies, Special Effects, and the Sci-Fi Fanzine
- All of Harryhausen’s invocations of mythical antiquity deserve attention and study, regardless of their fidelity to ancient sources, and despite (or perhaps because of) the rise of 'New Hollywood' and the summer blockbuster. Read More
- Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music
- The Flash: Season 2, Episode 7 - "Gorilla Warfare"
- Rush: R40