Wednesday, April 23 2014
Is the role of the video game critic to protect us from that which we may find offensive?
Tuesday, April 22 2014
The cassette tape is a miniature monument to a lost age of music; a small casket in which to hide memories and last hopes.
Monday, April 21 2014
LOST arrived with the thunderous roar of exploding fuselage. It cut wildly through pop-culture stereotypes, and then left its fans lost and bewildered amidst the wreckage.
Friday, April 18 2014
Complications or confusion aside, the hacking of comiXology demonstrates a disconcerting vulnerability in digital comics.
Thursday, April 17 2014
What do you get when you try to marry perky start-up optimism with the ominous prospect of the surveillance age?
Wednesday, April 16 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's?
Tuesday, April 15 2014
With the news that the singer-songwriter has passed, it's time to look back on someone Bob Dylan once dubbed 'The Greatest Living Songwriter'.
Monday, April 14 2014
What Blue is the Warmest Color demands of its viewers is to stop looking and start sensing, start engaging with cinema with all five senses.
Friday, April 11 2014
In Bangkok, the convulsions of violence on the street merge with scenes of surreal ritual that is possible in the West only in dreams… or drug reveries… or films.
Thursday, April 10 2014
There just isn't enough time in the human lifespan to see all the films one 'should'. So why not just declare the death of the cinephile?
Tuesday, April 8 2014
They don't make gay laundry detergent, lesbian deodorant, bisexual tomato paste, or transsexual wine coolers, but the effort to appeal to the LGBT demographic is on the rise.
Monday, April 7 2014
There are times when you hear Kurt Cobain sing that you believe no other voice has ever told the truth about suffering. But it's more complicated than that, isn't it?
Friday, April 4 2014
Can a barely recognizable sequel save a franchise? Or is it doomed to mark its epitaph?
Thursday, April 3 2014
French pop's most peculiar figure has been baffling and delighting audiences for decades with her challenging blend of global music styles.
Wednesday, April 2 2014
Hey, did anybody else have the Good Wife plot twist spoiled for them last week? Thanks to Google, Time and the Associated Press, I did.
Tuesday, April 1 2014
What can it mean for Dario Argento, auteur extraordinaire, to forsake his unique melding of fearless style and fearless silliness and instead submit to Bram Stoker?
Monday, March 31 2014
Hugh Fleetwood’s chilling and dark mysteries deal with psychologically-damaged characters, ones whose actions are usually the result of some personality disorder often undisclosed to everyone but the reader.
Friday, March 28 2014
Who will choose this enriching and rewarding removal from reality TV and manufactured distraction? Who will walk the course mapped in these heady pages, along a sobering path of self-awareness of our fragile presence surrounded by darkness and mystery?
Thursday, March 27 2014
As protests continue to rage in Venezuela, a traditional Venezuelan spirit is on display. It is thoughtful and reflective, yet opaque. It might be best understood through the music.
Wednesday, March 26 2014
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream argues that there's no such thing as a true villain, just people who have been wronged and have the power to exact revenge.