Paul McCartney: Tug of War / Pipes of Peace

Long forgotten, these reissues may be a mixed bag, but prove essential when reflecting on the ex-Beatle's vast volume of work.

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2 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Born Ruffians: Ruff

The Ontario quartet have landed on a fertile middle ground between their spark-and-buzz beginnings and those first wearier-but-wiser bends in life’s learning curve.

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2 Oct 2015 // 2:15 AM

Don Henley: Cass County

Cass County takes an interest in time, nostalgia and the inherent heartbreak of aging, and what makes sense as a country song.

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Fast-talking Newsmen in the Restored 1931 Classic, ‘Front Page’

There’s a great deal to be learned about cinematography by watching Lewis Milestone's The Front Page.

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Turnpike Troubadours: Turnpike Troubadours

The red dirt stalwarts return with a rollicking collection of songs featuring a bigger, brawnier sound and further lyrical brilliance from Evan Felker.

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Little Howlin’ Wolf: Cool Truth and the Guardian

Virtually defying classification, the music of Little Howlin’ Wolf is an out-there collection of sounds and styles, all emanating from a single, swirling mind.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 1 - “Laws of Nature”

The arrival of the Inhumans creates the central tension in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Laws of Nature"

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Mutants, Demons, and Heart in ‘Inferno #5’

The final struggle between Colossus and his sister ends on a fitting, albeit rushed note.

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‘The Walk’ Is Part Caper and Part Thrilling Ballet

Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds a winning vulnerability and doubt behind the tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s preternatural confidence.

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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

The Jinx is a truly one-of-a-kind true crime viewing experience, and one that will never be repeated again (which almost forgives the DVD's complete absence of bonus features).

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant unleashes a confrontational, unapologetic sensuality that is celebratory, but also tempered by melancholy.

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1 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Various Artists: µ20

As writer Rory Gibb once asked himself, "What on earth is this music?"

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Where the City Meets the Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes

Here's a remix album that makes you want to listen to the original material. In other breaking news, the earth is round.

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Butterfly Kisses: Obsession and Romance in ‘The Duke of Burgundy’

Presented at an angle of haunted persuasion, The Duke of Burgundy reveals a filmmaker making serious strides in independent cinema.

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Against Me!: 23 Live Sex Acts

Whenever a good punk band delivers a live album that actually captures that live energy, it's worth noting. This is one of those times.

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Roberto M. Dainotto Explores the Making of the Mafia Myth

The Mafia: A Cultural History offers a Sicilian perspective on the enduring popularity of organized crime stories.

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Samantha Fish: Wild Heart

Fish proclaims her independence and need for no one else. Of course, nothing in life is quite as simple as the volume of guitar riffs reveal. Sexual desire can get in the way of pride.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season One, Episode Five - “Cobalt”

Is the new character Strand a sign Fear the Walking Dead has a new direction, or only that it’s still searching for one?

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NYFF 2015: ‘The Walk’ - Philippe Petit’s Achievement Is Now Family Friendly

Before Man on Wire was released, Robert Zemeckis planned to turn the children's book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers into a feature film.

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‘Coin-Operated Americans’ Tells of the Time When Arcades Took the Children of Displaced Workers

America’s youth crowded arcades, deposited quarters, and saw a way out of the modern, productive industrial economy of the post-war US and into the postmodern, postindustrial consumer economy that we inhabit today.

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