Studio: Magnolia
Directed by Rick Alverson

Nov 10, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Comedian Neil Hamburger, like director Rick Alverson, is probably most often described to the uninitiated as “not for everyone.” This isn’t because of their work going over the audience’s head; they aim lower, like a gut punch. Both can do serious damage. More

Nov 10, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Nicolas Godin's talents have been established over seven albums as one half of the French duo Air. Contrepoint marks Godin's first solo album. There are two key inspirations behind Contrepoint: classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach, eight of whose works are used as starting points for the eight tracks on the album, and pianist Glenn Gould.  More

Nov 09, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

A prequel to Paul Pope's Battling Boy, focused on a younger Aurora West, this book tracks Aurora's training under her father, hero Haggard West, and his assistant/Aurora's near-mother figure Ms. Grately. Aurora has theories about which monster killed her mother when she was a child, and though she's grown enough that Haggard allows her to come with him on missions, she longs to break out solo so she can hunt down that killer.  More

Nov 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Hell-bent on grappling with moderate success on their own terms, Parquet Courts open Monastic Living with the straightforwardly titled "No, No, No!," which finds them rejecting everything that can be stuffed into a 73-second song. Fair enough. However, after this fairly enlightened burst of primitive punk, the band settles into a numb groove that aims for No Wave devolution but arrives at little more than an audible grumpiness. More


Studio: A24
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Nov 09, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Room is a tender observation of a mother/son relationship masquerading as a suspense film. More

Nov 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

After a seven-year absence, former Go-Betweens great Robert Forster returns with this low-key lark. Though he's capable of sounding as theatrically distraught as ever, the prevailing mood is that of a victory lap. More

Deutschland 83

Studio: Kino Lorber

Nov 06, 2015 DVDs Web Exclusive

Deutschland 83 is an addicting, German-produced espionage thriller. More

Nov 06, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

With Red Velvet Underground, Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna, Mysteries of Life) sets her personal narrative in the context of food, cooking, and the connection they have to family, music, and life.  More

The Hallow

Studio: IFC Midnight
Directed by Corin Hardy

Nov 06, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Hallow combines the city-folk-besieged-by-rural-horror of Straw Dogs with the dark fairytale appropriation of Pan’s Labyrinth and the grotesque practical monster effects of The Thing and Alien. More