Tuesday, March 11 2014
The fifth solo album from Brooklyn’s Joan Wasser, aka Joan As Policewoman, sees the critically-acclaimed, indie singer-songwriter renouncing the overly-cerebral despondency she’s built her career upon.
Each story touches on different issues, ponders different concerns, and asks different questions. Each story has a distinct message and voice.
Whether it's the jaunty beats, syncopated guitar rhythms, or dramatic drops, Blonde feels like the soundtrack to a neon-swathed beach house party, a joy ride on a cool summer night, or a nostalgia-fueled recreation of the original passion pits.
Eagulls aim to shock, but the only thing shocking about their debut album is how dreadfully tame it really is.
A suffocating stroll through the damp streets of South London and Cunningham's abstract interpretation of his mind.
An equal parts romantic and disturbing solid effort from the prolific New York outfit.
Monday, March 10 2014
Satisfyingly faithful to the book and in turn, exciting and disturbing all at once, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy manages to pick up where the terrific first movie left off and run full steam ahead with the larger story.
Television is especially good at pretending intimacy, at inviting you to feel close to emotional situations and worrying for characters you come to know over time.
Call it off-beat. Call it postmodern and ironic. Whatever it is, Marvel has captured a tone that emphasizes the day-to-day nuances of superheroes juxtaposed with the craziness of super heroics…
Like Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson seems to have a twisted desire to expose the fallacies of adulthood through the innocent yet knowing eyes of children.
In her debut collection of stories, I Want to Show You More, Jamie Quatro's reveals her talent for examining the desire and vulnerability inside us all.
Roger Michell and Hanif Kureishi reunite in Le Week-End, a surprisingly uncompromising portrait of a long, restless marriage.
With their third album, Adam Granduciel and company continue to mature their ethereal re-appropriation of classic rock, creating a classic album in the process.
The closer we think we’re looking at Joyce Maynard, the further she distances herself from us.
Ninja Tune finally delivers an album worthy of the label's long history of jazzy, smokey, and head-bopping beats.
Young Reckless Hearts is an insipid release short on ideas and long on campiness.
An oft-overlooked songwriter and his band offer an album that hopefully won't be so overlooked this time.
While there was always an arctic edge to McMorrow, Post Tropical only deepens the powerful sense of cold and chill that cloaks his work. Thank goodness for that.
Sunday, March 9 2014
The ever-expanding TV population of zombies, the disappeared, and assorted cyborgs is joined by the citizens of Arcadia, Missouri, who just can’t seem to stay in the graves where their loving relatives have interred them.
Friday, March 7 2014
Throughout this couple's arguments and despairs, the film's tautological systemology hums along, allowing the viewer to see its many recurrent tropes through their eyes.