The most rewarding work as a critic is not in evaluating the flow of big menu items from established artists, but in sampling the little dishes that come along -- like this quartet of obscure, interesting stuff from 2007's first half.
'Spotlight' Casts Its Gaze on Scandals Exposed and Stories Untold
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 8 - "Many Heads, One Tale"
Looking to the Sky in Max Landis' 'Superman: American Alien'
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)
Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush
Mogwai: Central Belters
A Master Storyteller Is Revealed in 'A Manual for Cleaning Women'
"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.