Imran Khan is a freelance writer who lives in Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at York University before studying Creative Writing at the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.
Monday, January 26 2015
A sweeping, mythological epic of dreams and nightmares, Alpha introduces one of Greek cinema's newest and most entrancing actresses.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
Italian rapper Mondo Marcio turns the bass on Musica da Serial Killer into a weaponized element. Never before have the sensations of death, dread and groove been so synonymous in music.
Sunday, October 26 2014
Buried deep in the emotional grain of Valery Gore's music, there is some semblance of order, some sense of undisclosed truths.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
After three decades as a recording artist, David Bridie, Australia's best kept secret, releases his fourth solo album Wake, an album born on the outer reaches of a dream.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
After more than a decade on hiatus, Ruby returns with another set of intriguing, thought-provoking tunes. Lesley Rankine speaks with PopMatters about the return.
Monday, January 19 2015
A haunted estate proves too much for a curious writer in Eduardo de Gregorio's rare and little-seen surrealist mystery, Sérail.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
Spanish punkers came swinging harder than ever, screaming not for the sake of inducing change, but screaming for the sake of screaming – because now they could.
Sunday, September 7 2014
Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
The music of the Caucasus is powered by national ardour and ritual. All that's needed is an open and willing audience to accept the undisclosed gifts it brings.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.
Tuesday, January 27 2015
As Björk’s live shows become increasingly sprawling in their design and execution, less attention seems to be paid on the arrangements and the dynamics of her songs – or rather, their potential to be reworked into something entirely new onstage.
Tuesday, January 20 2015
Liliana Cavani's jarring and morally gray exploration of fascist power dynamics reminds us that just as we go through hell to get to love, love can itself be hell.
Sunday, January 11 2015
Almost 30 years after its conclusion, putting The Facts of Life on the TV feels like hanging out with an old friend.
Sunday, December 14 2014
Legendary music artist Annette Peacock fuses blues, rock, jazz and poetry on her once rare 1969 debut, finally reissued by Ironic Records.
Monday, December 8 2014
Alejandro Amenábar’s suspense-drama Tesis is a fairly predictable, American-influenced thriller, but its stellar performances, particularly from Ana Torrent, are all aces.
Tuesday, January 13 2015
The Italian rapper's latest number milks a lush tune, proving that he's never one to skimp on the groove.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Mark Springer's Piano is an album to remind listeners of the possibilities on offer when one is open to chance and emotion.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Four British MCs work a dark hip-hop groove in an exchange of words edged with the grit of London streets.
Thursday, November 13 2014
Dizraeli, Boho-hip-hop ranter and raver, has built up a steady following with his homespun grooves and twitchy raps.
Friday, October 17 2014
Turkish rapper Da Poet returns with another set of moody hip-hop instrumentals.