Who is Lydia Loveless?

Studio: What Were We Thinkin

Jan 03, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

The funny, sassy, down-to-earth, no-bullshit punk-minded country musician that you see onstage? That’s really her. More

Hell Night: Collector’s Edition

Studio: Scream Factory

Jan 02, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Hell Night arrived at a weird juncture in Linda Blair’s career. More

Jan 01, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait follows Amin through rallies, military maneuvers, and other displays of Ugandan might and pride, all of which were planned especially for the cameras.  More

Phantom Thread

Studio: Focus Features
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Dec 29, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

When a film pirouettes from the screen to kiss your cheek, you almost don’t notice until you’ve already surrendered to its persuasions. More

Dec 29, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

That D.A. Pennebaker's 1968 documentary of the titular 1967 festival marks a quantum leap in live music documentary form is basically beyond debate. More

The Trip to Spain

Studio: Shout! Factory

Dec 26, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

People who have followed Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s “Trip” series have latched onto their patented banter and impersonations over plot, but the films are not entirely devoid of story.  More

Dec 22, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Not long before Sonic Youth deconstructed the entirety of Western music, This Heat decimated the pop song structure like scissors shredding paper into hundreds of little pieces that scattered in every possible direction.  More

Dec 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

There's something unceremonious about releasing a three-song EP as your last recording. Yet in a way, the songs on Wild Beasts' Punk Drunk and Trembling can be received as a final artistic statement in keeping with what has made them a band refreshingly elusive from containment stylistically.  More

The Jam

1977

UMe/Polydor

Dec 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

When most fans think of The Jam's best records, 1978's All Mod Cons, 1979's Setting Sons, and 1980's Sound Affects are the ones mentioned (and with good reason). They are all classics, but because of their stature, their first two albums are often given short shrift even by big fans.  More