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Album Reviews

Haunted Painting

Haunted Painting

Sep 30, 2020 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

Sadie Dupuis may be best known as the frontwoman, guitarist, and lyricist for Speedy Ortiz, but she also displayed a gift for glittery DIY pop with her work under the pseudonym Sad13



Sep 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

The sauntering and sonically devastating rock that Deftones have worked decades to pioneer is the blueprint for many other acts looking to emulate that particular sound. 

Fear of Death

Tim Heidecker
Fear of Death

Sep 29, 2020 Web Exclusive

Tim Heidecker is best known for his nearly 20 years with the comedy duo Tim & Eric, but his musical ventures are often more serious affairs. His 2019 album What the Brokenhearted Do… imagined a fictional divorce from his wife, and his latest follow up, Fear of Death, conjures a similarly morose ’70s singer/songwriter pastiche. 

Comic Book Reviews

Bad Gateway

Jan 17, 2020 Web Exclusive

The latest in the rather depressing misadventures of Megg and Mogg, who at least outwardly present as a witch and cat, respectively, sees the protagonists' lives continue to flush down the toilet. 


Arlo Guthrie on His Dad, Protesting, and “Alice’s Restaurant”

Arlo Guthrie on His Dad, Protesting, and “Alice’s Restaurant”

Sep 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

Longtime folk singer-songwriter, Arlo Guthrie, who is the son of folk legend Woody Guthrie, recently released a new song, a cover of the American standard, “Hard Times Come Again No More.” The song is meant to express a sense of unity and a communal desire to get through tough times. 

Chloé Zhao and Peter Spears Talk “Nomadland”

Chloé Zhao and Peter Spears Talk “Nomadland”

Sep 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

The Duo Explains the Film’s Creation, Production Process and COVID-19 Difficulties.

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Premiere: Model Child Debuts Video For New Single “Cuckoo”

Sep 29, 2020 Web Exclusive

LA-based songwriter and musician Danny Parker, aka Model Child, first broke into the music industry as a writer, co-writing hits for Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, and Britney Spears. On his upcoming debut record, Dropout, Parker delves into the styles of his youth, bridging elements of grunge and 1990s alt rock with his talent for an irresistible hook. Although Model Child departs from pop songwriting in aesthetics, his newest single, “Cuckoo,” is as slick and hook-laden as ever. 


New York Film Festival 2020: 10 Films We Are Most Excited to See

Sep 14, 2020

If this were non-pandemic times, the film community would be abuzz with new anecdotes and reviews trickling in from the first fall film festivals: Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. Two out of three of those are happening within social distancing parameters (Telluride chose to cancel this year’s festival outright). But the spirit of a film festival is hard to recreate without a sense of community. This can feel isolating at times, but film festivals have worked hard to adapt by presenting movies in a variety of different forms, such as socially distanced in-person, drive-ins and digital screenings. This year, Film at Lincoln Center’s 58th New York Film Festival is no exception to these changes.

With a lineup of similar size to last year’s event, NYFF is utilizing drive-in theaters in the city’s boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and a digital platform hosted by Shift72. Regardless of viewing options, this year’s film selections are nothing less than extraordinary. Whether you’re looking for a world premiere, a low-key flick, or a restoration of a classic, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

With so many new and hyped films, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by such an extensive lineup. Below are the 10 films we are most excited to see as chosen by one of UTR’s film critics, Kaveh Jalinous.


Cinema Reviews


Sep 28, 2020 Web Exclusive

Nomadland is a meditative film. Zhao is a director who values perspective over narrative. This is most definitely the case in Nomadland

Television Reviews

Fargo (Season 4)
FX, Sundays 9 p.m.

Sep 27, 2020 Web Exclusive

Fargo fans should rest easy. Yes, Chris Rock has big (snow?) shoes to fill in season four of the wintery, bloody, folksy Midwestern crime series spun off from the Coen brothers’ landmark film.