Nov 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The first riff on Black Moon Spell (on the title track, no less) is proof that Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff) is gunning for a space among the guitar heroes. More

Vengeance is Mine Blu-ray

Studio: Criterion

Nov 03, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

Shohei Imamura’s unflinching serial killer film was ahead the curve when it arrived in 1979. More

Oct 31, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Twenty-eight poems from a select few of World War I's "trench poets" are beautifully interpreted in black and white by 24 cartoonists and comic book artists in this artsy collection edited by Chris Duffy. More

Tony Allen

Film of Life

Jazz Village

Oct 31, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

For a man in his mid-'70s, Tony Allen still has a hell of a lot of reach. In recent years, the legendary Nigerian sticksman-once hailed as the best drummer in the world by Brian Eno-has imparted his Afrobeat influence over artists as diverse as Sébastien Tellier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Flea. More

Horns

Studio: Dimension Films/Raduis-TWC
Directed by Alexandre Aja

Oct 31, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Although the film is relatively faithful to the book, various missteps in casting, tone, structure and editing leave Horns a barely functional mess of a film. More

Literature

Chorus

Slumberland

Oct 30, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The word "jangly" seems to come up more often in indie pop reviews than anywhere else, but when it comes to a band like Literature and their new album Chorus, it's hard to think of a quicker way to sum up their sound. More

Oct 29, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Man, that Joe Hill has some creepy-ass ideas, and they lend themselves very well to Charles P. Wilson III's comic book visuals in this companion piece to Hill's novel NOS4A2. More

Oct 29, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The polite female vocals, the wispy shoegazing guitars, the sudden transition from oceanic sonics to more pop-based songwriting: it seems like The History of Apple Pie is posturing to be the next Lush. More

ABCs of Death 2

Studio: Magnet
Various Filmmakers

Oct 29, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Coming quickly on the heels of its 2013 predecessor, ABCs of Death 2 maintains the same formula, but steps up its game in several ways. More