Tuesday, December 3 2013
Jethro Tull is one of progressive rock's longest-running bands. But is it progressive rock? If not, Ian Anderson and Co. have some explaining to do when it comes to Thick as a Brick and Passion Play.
The heart is in the right place even if the head isn't for Springsteen and I, a "fan-made" homage to the Boss for... who, exactly?
I felt ridiculous, but I found myself choking back tears throughout this film.
This is a fascinating book about a murky time in American history, pre-Civil War, when race politics was catch as catch can.
Monday, December 2 2013
A star who lamented the wages of fame for most of her life, Elizabeth Taylor embraced the spotlight in order to raise awareness and money regarding AIDS.
WWII in HD is required viewing for its high-minded ideals and its near-flawless execution. It makes other films on the subject matter pale in comparison.
If you're a customer, the Walmart of online retailers loves you. If you're a competitor or an employee, not so much.
Contrast is the rare game that prioritizes story to the detriment of gameplay.
More than anything, this is a portrait of man trying to find peace and a place in post-World War II China.
The soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' film about Greenwich Village's folk scene is slick, polished, and reverent to a fault.
Dirty Love’s four linked novellas examine the ways we fail one another in love, in all the old-fashioned ways: lies, adultery, criticism, betrayals, booze.
A mostly scattershot sequel to 2012's Blue Chips.
Milk Money is a pleasant work of songcraft, but one wonders if it might have been a touch stronger by just including the album closer and nearly 25-minute epic “Legos (for Terry)”.
A fine, varied set of tunes from a talented Madagascar native.
One of the best stand-up comics around shows off a skill set few can match on her new album.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
Winnie (Naomie Harris) appears as the sign of her husband's sacrifice. Her face is brilliant and transcendent, telling a long and complicated story in a few seconds.
Before a series of showdowns that take some advantage of Jason Statham's physicality, the mayhem builds at a methodical pace.
Why doesn't Superman simply kill all his enemies and rule the world? In Action #25, incoming regular writer Greg Pak confront's Superman's inherent potential for fascism.
Proof that the best art can be both timeless and a document of time and place, La Notte observes modern love.
Experience the primal scream and dance pop (!!!) of early Soundgarden.