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Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

The Mañanas Rack Up the Retro on “Time Slot”

On their second single, Denver-based alt-rock duo The Mañanas couple retro aesthetics and cinematographic nostalg...

By Harper Beattie | August 07, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why Bong Joon-ho’s “The Host” Deserves a Second Look

Genre films are a great way to see the world for what it is. Monster movies may have giant destructive creatures, but th...

By David Ginsburg | August 06, 2020
Films, Reviews

Life is Beautiful and Tragic in Bora Kim’s “House of Hummingbird”

South Korean films are having an amazing rise in U.S. viewership without the necessity for genre tropes. House of Hummin...

By David Ginsburg | August 02, 2020
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The Waterfall II: My Morning Jacket’s Psychedelic Return to Music

Five years after the release of career-highlight LP The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket unearths its long-awaited follow-up...

By Harper Beattie | July 22, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” Deserves a Second Look

Lynne Ramsay is one of the best writer-directors working today. Her attention to character is nearly unparalleled, and t...

By David Ginsburg | July 20, 2020
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Grand Lotus’s The Vibrant Migrant Exudes Summer Nostalgia

On their first project in two years, Grand Lotus offers the perfect soundtrack to the summer you wish you were having. T...

By Harper Beattie | July 17, 2020
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Sufjan Stevens’s “America” is Protest in its Purest Form

With the unusual selection of a twelve-minute closing track as his album’s lead single, Sufjan Stevens demonstrate...

By Harper Beattie | July 15, 2020
Films, Reviews

Sasie Sealy’s “Lucky Grandma” Teaches You to Respect Your Elders

Sasie Sealy weaves a crime story within a tale of old age, regret, grief, and family. Director and co-writer Sasie Sealy...

By David Ginsburg | July 12, 2020
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Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” Proclaims Positivity in Vulnerability

The release of Glass Animals’ third and latest single off of Dreamland, “Heat Waves”, offers a fiery p...

By Harper Beattie | July 08, 2020
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Phoebe Bridgers Explores Trauma and Tragedy on Sophomore Record “Punisher”

On her long-awaited consecution to her 2017 debut, Phoebe Bridgers showcases prolific lyricism and meticulous melodies i...

By Harper Beattie | July 02, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why Taika Waititi’s “Boy” Deserves a Second Look

Taika Waititi’s sensibilities have always been at play. Before Thor: Ragnarok or his directing style was displayed...

By David Ginsburg | June 26, 2020
Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

RIZ LA VIE’s “Feed.” is a Cosmic Tool for Higher Introspection

RIZ LA VIE’s fourth studio EP released on June 4th is an exploration of the link that binds heart and mind in a so...

By Harper Beattie | June 24, 2020