Friday, October 25 2013
A.N Wilson's The Elizabethans is a very readable history, despite the author's inability to get out of his own way.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
From the director of Singin' in the Rain comes this sci-fi horror film that had all the potential to be the next Alien, but falls far short of the mark.
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones team up to tackle the Everly Brothers. Yes, you read that right. So how does it all sound anyway?
More than a canonical list, Rosebud Sleds and Horses' Heads is the author's trip with the movie objects that shaped him.
Monday, December 9 2013
As much as Lenny Cooke ponders what might have gone wrong for him, this film suggests more than just what might have been.
Over 20 years ago Grant Morrison asked why these things still excite us? Jeff Lemire’s current run on "Animal Man" is counting on them still doing so.
Fast and Furious 6 is a movie about cars, muscleheads and an international terrorist plot that can only be saved by muscleheads with cars.
Near the conclusion of The Pleasure's All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex, this cultural historian of sexuality wonders if any taboos are left.
Broadway dancer and singer Gregory Hines stars as a super soldier hunting a runaway robot girl in the largely forgotten sci-fi action flick, Eve of Destruction.
Is there really a causal link between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional character and modern-day crime investigation techniques?
You'd think we'd run out of fresh things to find in Pollard's music by now, but Blazing Gentlemen assures us that not only is that hunt still on, but it's also still satisfying.
This album of two friends doing the songs they want to play the way they want to play them can be much fun and even the low and slow moments are often saved by Susanna Hoffs's voice, which sounds better than ever.
It’s always tough to criticize a memoir – this is someone’s life after all, so show a little respect – but it’s also necessary.
Possession’s demonic urge to summon the masters of the archaic arts on His Best Deceit, yet instil the enthusiastic energy a demo should hold, is striking in its execution.
"I risked my neck to serve my country and all I have are these bizarre nightmares."
Derülo hits enough jump shots on Tattoos to make it a winner.
Sunday, December 8 2013
The documentary may speak more to our similarities with the vicious, indifferent, and self-interested creatures at its centre than the representatives of animal cuteness.
Friday, December 6 2013
The Coens appear to be back in Barton Fink mode, setting up a straw man whose creative arrogance ensures that he won’t see a moment’s happiness from his work.
Kino-Lorber's release of Nosferatu features some of the best special features of any DVD this year.
Placed back to back in this collection, Davis's late '50s and early '60s albums reveal a man coming fully into his powers as a band leader, a composer, and a trumpet player while still remaining restless.