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A Murky Age in ‘Age of Apocalypse #1’

The uber-event of the '90s stumbles, but doesn't fail.

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‘The Wonders’ Shows That Countryside Tradition Dies Hard in Italy

Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders is fascinating glimpse into a disappearing world told through thinly sketched characters.

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Ends Should Not Concern Us in ‘Hand of Fate’

It is the journey that makes Hand of Fate interesting, the play of the game that matters.

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‘Red Army’ Raises Thought-provoking Questions About the Price of Greatness

Red Army works as an engaging history lesson and an entertaining sports documentary.

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Glenn Greenwald’s Latest Has Us Wondering Who Watches the Watchers?

'No Place to Hide' is a portrait of courage, determination, and the lengths people go to stand by their principles.

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Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free

While it doesn't quite have the thunderous impact of Southeastern, Something More Than Free confirms that Jason Isbell is a rare talent.

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John Zorn: Pellucidar: A Dreamers Fantabula

The tide pulls the quiet surf back to the shore where John Zorn's Dreamers await with nine new compositions. Nice.

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Senses Fail: Pull The Thorns From Your Heart

The latest Senses Fail album is a journey from the heart of darkness to the heart of the sunrise.

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The Maltese Spin-Offs: ‘Satan Met a Lady’ and ‘The Maltese Bippy’

These are not the gospel according to Dashiell Hammett.

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13 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Dale Watson: Call Me Insane

The Austin, Texas, honky-tonk troubadour keeps it real on 14 new cuts of old-school country.

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Consider, If You Will, the Pig

Mark Essig's Lesser Beasts is an edifying, surprising, and sometimes sad history of the other white meat.

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Vinicius Cantuária: Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim

What happens when one Brazilian music giant tackles another? Smooth sailing, that's what.

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‘The Strain: Season 2’ Has More Monsters, More Metaphors

The Strain connects its vampiric mayhem to political and melodramatic themes, all nestled in with the gory action for which the series is best known.

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12 Jul 2015 // 10:00 AM

‘Naked and Afraid XL’ Doesn’t Scare Us

Naked and Afraid XL doesn't provide enough time with any of the contestants to make us worry about them as individuals.

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‘Tangerine’ Is a Raucous, Gorgeous Comedy of Errors

This is a sprawling, generous examination of how lies intersect with truths, and especially, how gender identities occasion such intersection.

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The Family in ‘Strangerland’ Is Lost in the Australian Desert

Strangerland offers few clear-cut causes and effects. Rather, it considers broader themes, including the consequences of sexual repression and social secrecy.

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‘Self/Less’ Gives Life Lessons for Rich People

Even if we give the protagonist his newly found joie de vivre a pass, what with him essentially being brought back from the dead and all, it's still pointless.

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Morrissey and Blondie at Madison Square Garden

At 56, Morrissey is singing better than ever. His New York concert, however mostly was a drag.

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‘The Gallows’: Dude, I’m Sorry!

Per formula, our victims get themselves into a mess, entering the high school after hours the night before the performance and then running directly into scary noises and locked doors.

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‘Minions’ Is a Big Yellow Blur

Like most kid franchise spinoffs, this headache-inducing snooze from the Despicable Me team is just a cash grab.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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