Friday, May 9 2014
From Biblical epics to run-of-the-mill rom-coms, Notes on Celluloid takes a look at (and listen to) some of the strongest film music of 2014 thus far.
Thursday, May 8 2014
Steve Howe and his Yes bandmates are obviously driven by a desire, perhaps an obsession, to measure up favorably, and to improve upon what they’ve already achieved.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
Saxophonist Craig Handy has a killer new band that combines the jazz-funk of Jimmy Smith with a New Orleans second line groove.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.
Monday, May 5 2014
A self-described visual-activist, Zanele Muholi turns her eye upon the faces of the marginalized GLBT communities of South Africa -- and the faces gaze back.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
Jason Isbell delivered one of the strongest records in 2013, and in doing so, he helped redefine the parameters of Americana.
Monday, April 28 2014
Turning 30 means you still might be able to achieve some sort of greatness, but your definition of greatness changes more often than your pant-size.
Friday, April 25 2014
Our prophet explains that we may know what gravity is, but we don't know the cause of it, thus, “What if it is He, pushing us down with His Noodly Appendages, that causes this force?”
Thursday, April 24 2014
There's no modern prog musician whose approaches, innovations, and reinventions are as multifaceted, brave, intricate, and original as those of Devin Townsend.
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.