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.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
The game is an interesting point-and-click adventure game that tackles themes usually avoided by games.
The best sequence follows Frances running, leaping, and dancing down the streets of Manhattan to the tune of David Bowie's "Modern Love".
That such bullshit could ever be taken seriously by large numbers of German intellectuals shows that, even in highly educated circles, social and political forces easily trump reason.
Tuesday, December 17 2013
All this is to say that even if Maurice Clarett had insight into the game of football, he might not have understood the larger game.
What sets Crawlspace apart from other such horror films is the story role by the actor who seems to have a doctorate in professional creepiness, Klaus Kinski.
The facts at least those they’ve chosen to reveal in Eminent Hipsters, are often wrapped in sarcasm, smartass-ery, and good ol’ fashioned throwing the dogs off the scent.
Monday, December 16 2013
The brilliantly shifting perspectives in Two Lessons have as much to do with learning how to love and give as they do with learning how to see anew.
Going into their 15th year, Okayplayer celebrated the milestone with lots of great music at its annual star-studded affair led by the Roots.
Programs like BBC Two’s The Fall should be commended for doing everything “wrong” in terms of pleasing the demands of commercial television.
Teslagrad is a game with a simple concept and a masterful execution.
The gender politics in Mary Poppins are regressive, surely, but they’re also a product of their time and can easily fly under the radar, especially for young viewers.
Teachout explains Duke Ellington's self-taught method of composing; as much a study in human temperament as it was a discerning assembly of instrumentation.
Friday, December 13 2013
American Hustle is not only about the awkwardly intricate and emblematic fictions designated "Abscam", but also about the stories the scammers tell themselves,
At this point, it would be foolish to expect Peter Jackson to change his approach to The Hobbit films.
Sorcery! Episode 2 continues to keep the surprises and sense of old school adventure coming.
P.L. Travers would have hated this charming revisionist tearjerker, but then she didn’t think her Mary Poppins should have been a musical.
Four films starring, or more accurately including, Vivien Leigh,only intermittently register the star power she brought to her American productions, though her collaborators acquit themselves well.
Powerful performances and excellent bonus material await the curious Claptonite on Give Me Strength: The 1974/75 Recordings.
Even when Dâm-Funk and Snoopzilla are talking about love, they are just as much talking about music, about funk.