Dec 12, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Swedish outfit The Radio Dept. explores some darker spaces on their first studio album since 2010's Clinging to a Scheme, with their irrepressible pop gifts maintaining a buoyancy that doesn't disrupt the tenor of the lyrics.   More

La La Land

Studio: Lionsgate
Directed by Damien Chazelle

Dec 11, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

La La Land is one of those movies made for people who love movies, which unfortunately speaks less to the quality of filmmaking than its referential nature.  More

Dec 09, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

On a Friday night in Philadelphia, Red Fang came to play. Our intrepid reviewer attempted to withstand the fury. More

Dec 09, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Ten years ago, Colin Meloy and his merry band of murder balladeers broke out from the indie label circuit with their Capitol Records debut, The Crane Wife. By that point, we all knew The Decemberists as a quirky Portland outfit with a flare for folk-tinged storytelling and a particular appeal to bookish liberal arts majors.  More

Sugar Mountain

Studio: Screen Media Films
Directed by Richard Gray

Dec 09, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

Staging a disappearance with the hopes of a windfall payout is a dumb plan, but it makes for some surprisingly entertaining viewing. More

Dec 08, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

American WrestlersGoodbye Terrible Youth tackles the most difficult obstacle for any young, lo-fi, "bedroom pop" act: learning how to make your sound bigger and clearer without sanding off any of the appealingly rough edges.  More

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Studio: Strand Releasing
Directed by Steven Okazaki

Dec 08, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

 Steven Okazaki has crafted a celebratory, balanced look at the legendary actor Toshiro Mifune. More

Dec 07, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Kurt Wagner's ever-reliable Nashville outfit Lambchop hasn't been heard from since 2012's Mr. M, but last year Wagner and a couple buddies got together to release an excellent, subdued electronic album under the name HeCTAMore

Frank and Lola

Studio: Universal Pictures / Paladin
Directed by Matthew Ross

Dec 07, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

Watching Michael Shannon act is like catching sight of an iceberg in the distance. As coldly restrained as he appears, sooner or later the entire film will crash against imposing depths hidden below. More