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.
Friday, August 29 2014
Eric Merola's documentary shows us what happens when our everyday language must be turned inside out.
Ironically, this film also takes pains to point out the obvious pratfalls of making yet another serial killer film in the first place.
Thursday, August 28 2014
The film reminds us of just how difficult it can be to find one's own tempo amidst radical changes caused by unjust circumstances.
Video Revolutions is a brief, brilliant inquiry into the history of a complex, contested medium.
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
Pale Communion is both the culmination of Opeth's journey toward classic progressive rock and its best work since Ghost Reveries.
The often quick-working Segall took 14 months to make Manipulator, but it's not so much a wild departure sonically as it is a return to and refinement of tangents we've heard from him in the past.
Werner Sollors' memories formed the basis for this book, but his research caused him to re-evaluate and re-imagine what he thought he knew about the time and the era.
Tinnarose is a singer-songwriter showcase of the highest order, and there’s plenty of material to keep coming back to.
After taking a year off to celebrate the label's 20th anniversary, Kompakt's annual Total compilation is back.
This third volume of reissues from the Cleaners From Venus gives us another set of complications to consider in Martin Newell's work.
Take Pride in Your Long Odds adds further talking points to Centro-matic’s esteemed canon.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
How an innocent camping trip can be ruined by a reasonable misunderstanding
These stories, to borrow Carrie Fisher’s title, are postcards from the edge, a place McCracken’s creative heart has taken up residence.
The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.
Brill Bruisers, with its blaring, neon keyboards and deep hooks, is both a prototypical New Pornographers record and another variation on the band's established themes.
The third and final installment in Lev Grossman's 'Magicians' trilogy, The Magician's Land, is also its best.
Snider covers Kent Finlay on Cheatham Street Warehouse to raise funds for Finlay’s medical care.