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, September 23 2014
In this show the doctor, Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), is immortal. However, t's not what you think: he doesn’t sleep in a coffin, drink blood, or have sparkly skin.
The most tumultuous and varied era of comics is chronicled with balance and aplomb in American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69.
The classic farcical Sondheim musical springs to Blu-ray with all the hilarity of the classic movie, but only half the songs of the classic stage play.
Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?
Unburdened of revolutionary duties, Syro offers a deeply rewarding expression of one of electronic music's most dependably brilliant talents.
Black Moon Spell is a record about discovering yourself in the music you live. It's also a convincing and heartfelt next step for King Tuff, one as charmingly goofy as it self-assured and hard hitting.
Direct, beguiling and brilliant, songs from Wiseman's family history realised in accessible, caring ways which reflect and bring forward mountain traditions.
This is a band that is ascending, and people are standing up and taking notice, even if the group's name and sound are a little generic.
The monumental producer's compilation of recent singles and remixes may be the ideal party playlist, but it fails at just about everything else.
Monday, September 22 2014
Characters collect, interpret, and decrypt, all while the countdown to Armageddon bellows like a tuba just offscreen.
It's no coincidence that Scorpion closely follows The Big Bang Theory on Mondays, a show that loves it nerds.
Gotham is off to a good start, so good that it's possible to watch the entire premiere without missing Batman one bit.
You say schlock like it's a bad thing.
Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.
When a proud warrior becomes hardened by war, and it reveals her true strength.
Madam Secretary has more on its mind than entertainment, taking on intercultural conflicts and ethical dilemmas without obvious solutions.
This excellent, entertaining, and accurate bio-pic of Bob Fosse's life and death was actually co-written and directed by Bob Fosse eight years before he died.
The contradiction of all second records but especially this one: Be what people expect when people want something unexpected.
I loved AC/DC as much as the next lunkheaded longhaired headbanger. But I don't know them any better than Jesse Fink does.