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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020  

Jul 30, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Given their constant touring schedule and the hellacious way they tore through it, it wasn’t all that surprising to hear My Morning Jacket were taking a break after more than two ceaseless decades. Lead singer Jim James went off to join the supergroup The New Basement Tapes and broke out on his own to explore his spiritual side.  More

The Lady Eve

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Jul 30, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

In retrospect, Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda might seem like an odd pairing for one of the most beloved screwball comedies of all time. More

Jul 30, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Sometimes music comes along and surprises you out of the blue. An artist that is new to you comes across your path, you press play on the recommendation of a friend, and then as you listen to the artist for the first time, it feels like all the cares and worries of lockdown life fade away for a few short moments.  More

Suzi Q

Studio: Utopia
Directed by Liam Firmager and Tait Brady

Jul 29, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Given her influence at a time when meaningful exposure for female rockers was scant, the story of singer/bassist Suzi Quatro awaited a proper telling for decades. More

Jul 29, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Taylor Swift is a master of bombastic media campaigns. Whether her lead singles were pop earworm mastery, such as “Shake It Off,” or a pastel self-love anthem such as 2019’s “Me!” all provided ostentatious introductions to titanic album rollouts.  More

Matthew Restall

Blue Moves

Published by Bloomsbury

Jul 28, 2020 Books Web Exclusive

Matthew Restall's Blue Moves, the 146th volume in Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series, makes the case for renewed examination and appreciation of this often misunderstood album. More

Mephisto

Studio: Kino Lorber

Jul 28, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Once Hendrik Höfgen’s final stich of moral fiber has frayed in Mephisto, his ethical unraveling is so complete that it’s debatable whether there was any fortitude there at all. More

Jul 28, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

“Are we having a conversation?” asks Butch Walker, over and over and over again on “The Singer,” the opener of this troubling album of musings on contemporary life.  More

Jul 27, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Bryde’s debut solo album Like An Island was a body of work heavily informed by a break-up, as the Welsh-born singer/songwriter (full name Sarah Howells) rode often turbulent seas of emotion as she worked through feelings of loss isolation and resilience. 

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