The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Studio: Columbia Pictures/MGM
Directed by David Fincher; Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan SkarsgÄrd and Robin Wright

Dec 21, 2011 Cinema Web Exclusive

Based on the first book of the immensely popular Millennium trilogy by the late Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson, the English-language The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo comes on the heels of the Swedish film version, which was a global blockbuster before reaching the States in a limited but long-running theatrical release last year. More

Dec 20, 2011 Books Web Exclusive

Patell's got all that pedigree, yet his sloppy entry on The Rolling Stones' 14th British and 16th American studio album album is riddled with factual errors and even a few typos. More

The Future DVD

Studio: Lionsgate

Dec 20, 2011 DVDs Web Exclusive

She's often accused of being pretentious, cloying, and pejoratively referred to as the cinematic equivalent of "twee," but Miranda July, as polarizing as she may be, must be commended for taking risks. The Future, her second film, finds her succeeding spectacularly. More


New Album

Sargent House

Dec 19, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Boris fans are used to left turns, but New Album opener “Flare,” with its hyped-up J-pop plus Mars Volta mall-prog collision, could have them double-checking to make sure this is in fact a Boris album. More


Passing Place

Ninja Tune

Dec 16, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

“Cinematic” is a music review cliché, but at times there’s no more appropriate word.  More

The Cure

Bestival Live 2011

Fontana/PIAS America

Dec 15, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Bestival Live 2011 (recorded live at England’s Bestival festival in September—hence the clever title) is an overwhelming 32 tracks of classic CureMore

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Studio: Focus Features

Dec 10, 2011 Cinema Web Exclusive

Even an ensemble cast of a very high pedigree can't overcome a plot that's been compacted into near-incomprehensibility. John Le Carré's bestselling Cold War thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was previously adapted as an acclaimed seven-part BBC miniseries. More


Studio: The Weinstein Company

Dec 10, 2011 Cinema Web Exclusive

Andrea Riseborough, a chameleonic English actress who earned a BAFTA nomination for her lead performance in the 2008 BBC film, Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, is bewitching as Wallis Simpson in Madonna's second directorial effort. More


Spills Out


Dec 09, 2011 Music Issue #38 - 10th Anniversary Issue

The idea of genre is so impossible anymore: bands perversely make fools of any would-be taxonomists, dancing through enough styles to basically outrun our descriptive language. More