Tuesday, January 20 2015
Even with the discussion of refractions, range finders, and thermocouples, and the light moments and humor, deportation and immigration status concerns are always there for these four boys.
Australian collective brings home The Merri Soul Sessions, 11 tracks of fine modern soul music.
Harrison's legacy and his work was much more than a reduction of earthly values wrapped in a song.
Monday, January 19 2015
The two lead actors of The Wedding Ringer make the film tolerable, saving it from the so-so work of the man behind the camera.
The third and latest edition of Shigeru Mizuki’s acclaimed history of Japan chronicles the pivotal period of 1944-1953, in which a shattered Japan began its rebirth into the form we know today.
Contrary to their twee reputation, Belle and Sebastian prove they don't shy away from taking risks with a techno-pop heavy new album.
Confronting Contagion tries to capture the 3,000-year history behind a modern scientific breakthrough: the discovery that tiny organisms invade our bodies and make us sick.
King of the Sun and King of the Midnight Sun are both fine records, but not quite the Saints at their finest.
Putting the lie to the idea that all underground rap is good (or about something).
The Story is a strong collection from a classic British '80s pop band. New subscribers could sign up here, but anyone with a passing acquaintance will find nothing new.
The avant-metal band's latest album: traveling in one big loop.
Friday, January 16 2015
The insights of the late, great Roger Ebert shed light on how documentaries fit in the film world, as well as the myopic processes of Oscar voting.
With one paw in the cinematic strategies of the past and the other in pure post-modern magic, Paddington is no run-of-the-mill kid's flick.
In this global thriller about digital terrorism, the visuals do not shape the story but rather are the story.
Gangs of Wasseypur is tumultuous, five hour gangster saga, stuffed with humor as bleak as the story is bloody.
To presume to review works of this level is farcical; we can only be overjoyed by their continued existence.
The fully realized five hour version of Lars Von Trier's Nymph()maniac feels as worthy of revisits as your copy of Crime and Punishment or Ulysses.
Although this isn’t the Decemberists’ best album, it’s a breathtaking effort that maintains everything that makes them so one-of-a-kind and vital.
Live in Memphis is ultimately unassuming but effective, an honest account of Big Star's mid-'90s chapter and a reminder of the group's considerable talent and charms.
Shady Records compilation celebrating 15 years of the label; one disc of new material plus one "greatest hits" CD.