Tuesday, November 11 2014
Jazz saxophonist Darius Jones has composed before, but you’ve never heard him make anything like this.
This was no doubt created for fans, but it serves as a decent introduction to the band's music anyway.
Monday, November 10 2014
Just under the surface, the earnest Barry Allen suppresses his darkness in the hope of freeing his wrongly convicted father.
Gowing's manifesto is short on philosophy, long on facial hair, and bound to appeal to high-brow and low-brow readers alike.
Film and magic have always been intertwined. Some works take advantage of the relationship, but Houdini does not.
Both A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket reminder us of how Hoffman always rose to the occasion of the role and drew our attention to the larger structures at play.
After endless delays, the New York rapper finally drops her first album, a postmodern pop epic that aims to make an impression rather than please.
Jóhann Jóhannsson evokes the sound of space and time falling in love together... in the '60s.
We learn about some of the aspects of the Catholic Church that these nuns want to change, but what in particular do they want to preserve, besides prayer rituals and a commitment to charity?
Philip Selway's Weatherhouse is a somewhat more confident-sounding album from a songwriter no longer saddled with the weight of first impressions.
Paperwork is an album that doesn't have to be long to be expansive, but it's stuffed full of songs anyway. If you sift through them, you'll find some great moments, though, ones that suggest T.I.'s best days may not all be behind him.
This album is an ingenious and utterly natural blend of classical chamber music, jazz, and pop song craft that is a beautiful blend of what’s possible in today’s boundary-less musical world.
Prokofiev's only two violin sonatas get the reading of a lifetime.
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Friday, November 7 2014
Actress allows Brandy Burre (The Wire) the screen space and time to make her own image -- or so it seems.
This film lurches toward an Inception-ish crosscutting climax, but the rush is not so thrilling as the imagery and the meaning of the corn; humankind's sole remaining sustenance.
In its heartfelt, humorous appraisal of the shocking beauty of life, all scars and suffering included, The Girl in the Road is profoundly generous and humane writing.
Leviathan plays like a cheap, schlocky, caffeine-hyped attempt at sci-fi Hitchcock, with a healthy dose of John Carpenter horror thrown in for good measure.
Musical chameleon continues to defy easy classification with his latest, the misleadingly titled Black Metal.
Listening to her latest album and hearing the delightfully brassy version of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo”, it's hard not to wish she'd done an entire recording of gritty blues covers.