Top 10 Films of 2017
Jan14

Top 10 Films of 2017

Met with incisor flashing rage, 2017 in film was a kaleidoscope of havoc. Features were challenging, uncompromising, and investigative of the human condition.

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Top Ten Music Videos of 2017
Dec27

Top Ten Music Videos of 2017

There was an amazing variety of music videos that reflected our collective resilience in 2017. Elation was behind the fog. In picking my favorites of the year, I went with themes of nostalgia and determination. If anything can be said, artists were unafraid and resolute.

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Atomic Blonde
Aug20

Atomic Blonde

The film leans heavily on Charlize’s charisma, director David Leitch’s action chops and its killer soundtrack (David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Queen, George Michael, etc.) to keep the fuel going.

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Dunkirk
Jul30

Dunkirk

It is without a doubt his most accessible work — blending in his jumbling narrative style with a traditional, though unrelenting plot. Still, in places it is surprisingly intimate, something most Nolan fans likely haven’t seen since Memento (2000) well over a decade ago. This is paired with a tone of total chaos and terror that inevitably falls to sentiment.

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Pick Six: Overlooked Tracks of 2017
May26

Pick Six: Overlooked Tracks of 2017

Music did its best to try and apply soothing antiseptic to an otherwise frightening 2016. At least we had some sort of positive, yeah? The incredibly strong year for music has seen no issue carrying over, seamlessly, into the first three-plus months of the new year.

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Interview w/ Megan Hattie
Apr24

Interview w/ Megan Hattie

With the hauntingly layered and chaotically cool release of 9 Bed, No Bath, Megan Hattie has launched the most entrancing and inimitable compilation of the year.

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Cézanne Et Moi
Apr12

Cézanne Et Moi

Danièle Thompson’s Cézanne-Et-Moi is drenched with a self-importance that, though draining, is utterly fitting to the historical men it brings to life.

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Interview w/ Jamie Loftus
Mar28

Interview w/ Jamie Loftus

The incredibly funny, insightful, and steampunk-loathing tandem of Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante formed The Bechdel Cast in November of 2016. The show’s premise is to explore the disparity of roles played by women in cinema.

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Personal Shopper
Mar24

Personal Shopper

To describe Olivier Assayas’ slate, often times inscrutable Personal Shopper would be to hack into the growth rings of a perfectly opaque mystery.

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Raw
Mar24

Raw

Writer and director Julia Ducournau’s sticky, blood-flecked Raw doesn’t necessarily fall into the grisly chambers of body horror even though the film’s carmine color palette screams out to the genre.

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