Tuesday, March 17 2015
Everlasting Lane is an excellent reminder of how smart and intuitive children can be and how difficult childhood really is.
Wild Strawberries is Earth-minded space rock of its own kind, grounded in both American and European strains of psychedlia.
Kenny Wheeler finished his career and his life with a near-timid masterpiece.
On their new album, Medicine, the emotional bond is especially affecting, reinforcing the budding relationship they’ve nourished with their fans.
Monday, March 16 2015
Eatin' at Me is like Gurf Morlix is steering the sound through the side roads and avoiding any main thoroughfares as if to avoid notice.
Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.
On their latest tour Nickelback’s shtick rings hollower than usual -- and for this band, that’s saying something.
Even if Sony had pulled off a successful marketing gambit with The Interview, they couldn't have masked that this is a genuinely unfunny film.
Richard Kraft and Danielle Dutton's latest work is a visually stunning, intellectually perplexing postmodern comic.
Through a Lens Darkly surveys the often hidden or forgotten history of African Americans as photographic subjects as well as photographers.
On Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse often come off like strangers to themselves.
Rediscovering the spirit and power of the human voice.
Anne Tyler is an avowed fan of Eudora Welty's work, but it's Flannery O’Conner’s old woman down the way that came to mind when I read A Spool of Blue Thread.
Abandon hope all ye who enter here as this devilish duo fail to "Blow the bloody doors off".
The Widening Gyre finds this veteran Celtic combo journeying to Nashville and intertwining their Irish roots with ample doses of Appalachian mountain music and wholly American bluegrass.
Although flawed, Never Been Better has many worthwhile moments.
Friday, March 13 2015
This paint-by-numbers crime film is buoyed by the sharp work of its lead actors.
By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.
The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.
A Place to Call Home is a period piece in the best sense in that it embraces its time period completely, all the while showcasing universal themes.