Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)

Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)

By Chris Ingalls

In the age of climate science denial, synth legend Gary Numan offers up a bleak dystopian landscape as a cautionary tale. 19 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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