Monday, January 12 2015
Almost 30 years after its conclusion, putting The Facts of Life on the TV feels like hanging out with an old friend.
In attempting to distance Springsteen from his sainted reputation by humanizing him, Ryan White only manages to sanctify him all the more.
A U R O R A has a little step-sister named V A R I A N T. And just like that, Ben Frost's discography is saddled with an attractive piece of filler.
One can’t help but being drawn in by the output, rather than the method, by the pure creative act, instead of the artistic potency
Sleaford Mods deliver a burly compilation, filled with complaints and rabid rants.
An undiscovered duet concert between the two jazz musicians whose 2014 passing hurts the most.
Friday, January 9 2015
P.T. Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel is an atypical noir, where narrative freely flows in and out of the mind of Doc (Joaquin Phoenix).
Julianne Moore's evocative performance aside, Safe often feels designed specifically for film-studies interpretation, without its own soul.
Frank Capra's Oscar-dominating film is still funny, still romantic, and still quite beautiful to look at 80 years later.
Thursday, January 8 2015
Broad City is funny, but it's also heartfelt in unexpected and strange ways.
Wednesday, January 7 2015
Hans Eijkelboom’s approach to street style photography is effective because it parodies the unique-individual-who-stands-out-in-a-crowd trope.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will have longtime Turtle fans shouting “No, ninja, no, ninja, no!”, for this reboot is a mindless mess.
This record shuns cynicism. It is, rather, an honest, romantic exploration of heartbreak wherein, despite his many accompanists, Hinson lies exposed and raw.
Outwardly, Marta and Hector Bjornstad’s long marriage appears tranquil, harmonious, happy. So why is Marta having visions nobody else sees?
Despite attempts to disguise his voice behind a series of too-obvious influences, Matthew Ryan reveals in a whisper here and there his true, and worthy, vocal character.
If the term "punk rock cabaret" doesn't grab you, maybe the strong storytelling and creative musical arrangements will.
Tuesday, January 6 2015
Robert B. Weide's British period comedy Mr. Sloane was cancelled after just one season, depriving viewers of an engaging, wise and beautifully-made character study.
Patrick O'Donnell's survey of David Mitchell's six novels dives into the labyrinthine, "screaming Russian doll" structures they all share.
For all the major moves she made this time around on her second album, K. Michelle still can't break away from the shackles of her contemporaries.
Githead were never ones to put a great deal of passion into their pop. But even by their standards, this album feels a bit cold.