Jul 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

This is good. And some of it is very good. The trouble being that, production-wise, these songs want more power than they're given.  More

Star Trek Beyond

Studio: Paramount
Directed by Justin Lin

Jul 22, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

Star Trek Beyond may stick to the series’ standard decorum, but by Spock’s ears it does it well.  More

Jul 21, 2016 Books Web Exclusive

The Lynching tells the story of the murder of 19-year-old Michael Donald in Alabama in 1981, and the criminal and civil trials that follow. More

Jul 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Though now a more polarizing band than at any other time in their history (cue "that" Nick Cave quote getting pulled out at any available opportunity by haters), there's clearly still much love in the world for Red Hot Chili Peppers. More

For the Plasma

Studio: Factory 25
Directed by Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan

Jul 21, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

Two young women manipulate the global economy through a half-scientific, half-mystical process from a ramshackle house in a picturesque Maine hamlet. More

Jul 20, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

The sun shone brightly for entirety of this year's Montréal Jazz Festival, right through until the festival's close, when the skies turned grey and rainy. It's a nice metaphor for just how much the two weeks of music that the event brings to town utterly transforms the lives of everyone in the Quartier des Spectacles and beyond.

Jul 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It comes so close. Josh Davis's best album in at least a decade starts off with the excellent title track, a lush sounding landscape that's as pretty as anything he's ever done, and he follows that up with the killer "Nobody Speak" featuring Run the Jewels.  More

Indian Point

Studio: First Run Features
Directed by Ivy Meeropol

Jul 20, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

Acclaimed documentarian Ivy Meeropol’s film focusses on the nexus between the NRC, the nuclear industry, and anti-nuclear campaigners. More

Jul 19, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

Two and a half hours. 50 songs. People were complaining it was $35 a ticket but break that down and it's 23 cents a minute, for two and half hours of Pure Rock 'N' Roll. Robert Pollard's still got the pipes and the poses. And made great use of them without any sign of flagging during the entire striped-white-jet-powered show. More