Jan 21, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

I feel like I should level with you at the outset of this review. I love the music of David Bazan. Whatever he puts out is, almost without exception, great in my eyes. He is a truly generational songwriter, the kind who sadly is often only really appreciated once their best days are behind them.  More

The Bounty [Special Edition]

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Jan 21, 2019 DVDs Web Exclusive

The Bounty, for all its faults and missteps, isn’t an especially bad film and it’s often buoyed by its supporting cast. More

Buffalo Boys

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Mike Wiluan

Jan 18, 2019 Cinema Web Exclusive

A conventional story of vengeance and frontier justice told through a vastly entertaining lens. More

Jan 18, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

It's been five long, eventful years since Sharon Van Etten put out her magnificent, troubling, infinitely gorgeous Are We There, during which time the Brooklyn troubadour has ventured into both motherhood and television acting, while we've patiently waited for album number five from one of the more important songwriters and performers of the 21st century. More

The House That Would Not Die

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Jan 18, 2019 DVDs Web Exclusive

Despite its lurid title, The House That Would Not Die is a staid, no-frills ghost story. More

Jan 17, 2019 TV Web Exclusive

One of The Good Place's defining features is that its frequent setting and plot changes don't derail its poignancy and believability. "Chidi Sees the Time-Knife," the series' newest episode, deviates from this trend. More

Jan 17, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

"Why can't you remember me? I've seen it all before" goes the refrain of "(10 Good Reasons For Modern Drugs)" the pulsating opener of It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, the taut and emotional new record from The Twilight SadMore

Jan 17, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The Chills have been on something of a roll since 2015's bold Silver Bullets, which was swiftly followed by the following year's deluxe reissue of the suitably titled Kaleidoscope World (1986)NowMartin Phillips' crew appears to have crafted the most light-hearted, optimistic of the legendary Dunedin, New Zealand band's recent line-up offerings. More

Jan 16, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Steve Gunn is indie rock's best kept secret. Across three studio albumsand now a fourth, with his latest, The Unseen In BetweenGunn has resuscitated stylistic elements of guitar playing in a similar vein of J.J. Cale, Jim O'Rourke circa Bad Timing, and a little Jerry Garcia.  More