Friday, June 27 2014
This is apparently the first major Hollywood film to have no director credit, because nobody wanted to claim it. Yet it deserves reconsideration.
Vauxhall and I has long been considered a pinnacle of Morrissey's solo work... is it still?
One incredibly long and worthy exploration into the inventive Soundgarden's biggest (and arguably most consistently satisfying) release.
In this re-imagining of Laura Bridgman's life, we enter a vivid world, albeit one deprived of sight, sound, smell, and taste.
Most of the material on Tiësto’s A Town Called Paradise sounds like a Pepsi commercial.
A new reissue of the Glasgow band's only LP reveals a powerful and idiosyncratic method to their music
This will appeal to both the fans of Gord Downie and the Sadies, and possibly, quite possibly, everyone else who has yet to discover these two wonderful national Canadian treasures.
Thursday, June 26 2014
Economists routinely fail to predict GDP or oil prices, and they do even worse at boom and bust cycles. In 100 Years, they attempt to predict the future.
If it's good to believe and to take a stand on it, it's also good to think through beliefs.
L’eclisse is a highly regarded work of European modernism that is pretty to look at, interesting to think about, and grueling to watch unfold.
The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show.
It was the compilation that has a subgenre named after it, here given no less than 50 bonus tracks. Was that necessary? No. Is it still a blast to get through? Hell yeah.
Anyone who listens to this record is in for a treat: an uplifting, life-affirming experience.
The latest FRKWYS collaboration is a fascinating musical conversation between musicians from two different generations of experimental music.
The second installment of Fritch's "Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series" shows a breathtaking, cinematic composer and post-folk experimenter at the top of his game.
This is a well-oiled, veteran operation, with a fiery leader capable of carrying the torch of Afrobeat to far borders and bringing the music to new heights.
White Hinterland's whole existence seems to be balancing conflicting interests: to be abstract/direct, about feelings/ideas, of genre/not tied to any genre.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
This critical film underscores both differences and connections between then and now -- now as when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is being dismantled.
The Trees are intelligent life that fail to recognize humans as anything more than parasites, if that. It’s the ultimate nature fights back tale. Except these Trees are invading from space.
Even calling the seven women of Conception II "heroines" is almost disingenuous, since it's clear from the start of the game who the hero is and who the "help" is.