Whiplash

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Damien Chazelle

Oct 08, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Andrew Neyman has come to Manhattan’s prestigious Schaffer School of Music with one objective: to become one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time.  His instructor, the ruthless Terrence Fletcher, will see his dream realized, or one of them will die trying. More

Oct 07, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Last week Doctor Who showed us how to build a story on emotional tension between three central characters. It worked, and together with another standout episode this season, "Listen," established The Doctor's relationship with Clara as a fully realized, developing drama. "Kill the Moon" moves that story further along with its most impactful scene yet, but unlike "Listen" and "The Caretaker," it was nearly dragged down in an otherwise unstable episode.

Oct 07, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's first solo outing, 2010's Familial, contained none of the ruthless musical invention and exploration that had been paying his bills for the previous two decades. More

The Flash

CW, Tuesdays 8/7 Central

Oct 06, 2014 TV Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The DC Universe is coming together piecemeal on the small screen, and The CW scores a sonic boom of a win with The Flash. More

The Blue Room

Studio: Sundance Selects
Directed by Mathieu Amalric

Oct 06, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

A quaint, French town is the perfect setting for a scandalous affair. On certain Thursdays when she gives the secret signal, Julien Gahyde and Esther Despierre take to the blue room in a country inn and spend the afternoon in one another’s arms. More

Johnny Marr

Playland

Warner Music Group

Oct 06, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

Mulaney

FOX, Sundays 9:30/8:30 Central

Oct 03, 2014 TV Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

John Mulaney is an incredibly funny comedian and former SNL writer whose stand-up usually involves clever twists on common tropes and a self-aware usage of the standard storytelling formula. More

Oct 03, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Over the course of Taiga's 11 superlative tracks, Danilova has set the stage for a new phase in her career as Zola Jesus. More

A to Z

NBC, Thursdays 9:30/8:30 Central

Oct 02, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti) are practically destined to meet, and when they do, they will date for eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour. After their courtship, what happens? Will they break up, or will they get married? NBC's new Thursday night comedy, A to Z will tell. More