Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Lars von Trier; Starring: Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Oct 28, 2009 Cinema Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

With Antichrist, director Lars von Trier becomes a late entry in the contest against M. Night Shyamalan to see who can fall the farthest the fastest. More

Batman: Monsters


Written by James Robinson, Warren Ellis, and Alan Grant; Art by John Watkiss, John McCrea, and Quique Alcatena

Oct 27, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The quick and dirty critique for DC's very seasonal paperback, Batman: Monsters, is that it's an underwhelming string of fright fiction. The trade collects Legends of the Dark Knight #71-73, 83, 84, 89, and 90 and finds Batman investigating murders that seem to have been perpetrated by a werewolf, fighting bio-engineered soldiers (with a gun!?) and being caught up in a tragic retelling of archfiend Clayface's origin. More

Oct 27, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Bevan Smith's refreshing fourth full-length as Signer features some of his most refined and accessible recordings to date.These synth-soaked songs are like a few cool drinks on a warm summer afternoon. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

My first Friday show, self-titled magazine and Pop Mart Media's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge, was one with very high expectations, as all four artists on the bill had been overly hyped in the weeks leading up to CMJ. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

After spending a couple days going back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan, I took it easy on Thursday and planted myself in Williamsburg to save energy for the last two days of CMJ. I stopped by the DFA showcase at Brooklyn Bowl hoping to see YACHT, but left after learning the band wasn't going on until after 11 p.m. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Looking back on this week so far, I realized that the majority of the music I've seen has been near one of two extremes: folk, or electronics-fueled rock or pop. London outfit Mumford & Sons, who played Wednesday evening, was no exception (it won't be the last folk band I see this week, either). More

Oct 26, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

To say expectations were low for It's hard to believe that the kid in The Gate grew up to play the big bad in Blade. Stephen Dorff plays Glen, a kid in the suburbs who meets creatures in his backyard. Sound familiar? Well, these creatures don't like Reese's Pieces, and they emerge from a hell gate conjured from a European heavy metal album! More

Music Go Music


Secretly Canadian

Oct 26, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Despite their mysterious aliases-band members go by Kamer Maza, Gala Bell, and TORG (yes, all caps)the musicians of this Los Angeles trio sure know how to craft a pop song. Expressions compiles the nine tracks that made up the band's three 12" singles into one, unified debut album. And the greatness of those singles still resonates when played together as one whole-album trip. More

Oct 23, 2009 Live

As any music snob will readily admit, one of the greatest joys in life is catching a little known band before they break big. Pardon me for braggingas I presumptuously swirl my drink and haughtily raise my nose skywardbut when Choir of Young Believers claw their way out of obscurity and into larger venues, you're in for quite a treat. More