Wednesday, October 15 2014
Million Dollar Arm is a film that picked the wrong protagonist.
Try as you might to take Foxygen's ...And Star Power at face value, it's hard to because the mischievous duo does everything but play it straight on the 82-minute double LP.
Coma Witch is a bracing, unapologetic, mesmerizing album. And it could very well be easily one of the best metal albums of the year.
This real-world account of an ill-fated Yale student's life will be haunting me for many months.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.
The challenges for Americans and other countries to grapple with are not economic ones, and they are not narrow, technically ‘scientific’ ones. They are moral and philosophical ones.
"It’s not the greatest #1 I’ve ever read by a long shot but…"
Richard Brooks's adaptation of Elmer Gantry lives and dies on Burt Lancaster's strangest, most unforgettable performance.
Gazelle Twin's Unflesh is as immaculate as a hotel in a JG Ballard novel, and just as bloody scary.
Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.
Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.
Aldean's personal life, and Nashville's change of direction, isolate the listener and reinforce stereotypes.
Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.
The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.
Texas in July is so lifeless that not even the transfusion of a whole new line-up can revive this corpse.
Monday, October 13 2014
Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps?
His Ph.D revoked, a man fueled by anger returns to an institution he despises in Primordial: An Abstraction.
Even when Obvious Child lacks interesting conflict, it still admirably presents women in a way atypical from mainstream cinema.
OK Go successfully dips a toe into synth-rock without forgetting their power-pop roots, yet they still manage to include a small handful of outright clunkers.
What really happens when you hit rock bottom?