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"Baby Driver" Is More Fun Than Watching An Actual Baby Drive A Car

“Baby Driver” Is More Fun Than Watching An Actual Baby Drive A Car

Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" is one of the best films we've seen all year. A perfect popcorn movie to cleanse your palate before watching rad weird shit.
Premonitions of a Brown Acid Caveat (at the Tear Garden Listening Party)

Premonitions of a Brown Acid Caveat (at the Tear Garden Listening Party)

So much of art can be understood better when you look at the history and the people involved in its creation. I’m sure at least one art major will post somewhere how stupidly obvious this is, but I was a computer science major, so you’re lucky this entire article isn’t written out as a math equation....
"David Lynch: The Art Life" Paints A Portrait Of A Beautifully Warped Mind

“David Lynch: The Art Life” Paints A Portrait Of A Beautifully Warped Mind

"David Lynch: The Art Life" takes us inside the mind and work life of one of the world's greatest living creative minds. What weird stories does it dredge up? What insights does it offer? Read on and find out.
Do Nothing Professionally: The Unsung Triumph of Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon”

Do Nothing Professionally: The Unsung Triumph of Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon”

Everybody and their mother has seen "Purple Rain" -- but how many of you have experienced the baffling glory of "Under The Cherry Moon"? Jason Kron has. Here's his take on this weirdo gem.
"Lincoln in the Bardo" Is A Scenic Death Trip

“Lincoln in the Bardo” Is A Scenic Death Trip

"Lincoln in the Bardo" is a moving, eerie meditation on self-delusion and death. It's a stellar first novel from esteemed short story writer George Saunders. Here's our thoughts on it.
"You're Going to Die!" Sticks Your Head In The Lion's Mouth

“You’re Going to Die!” Sticks Your Head In The Lion’s Mouth

"You're Going to Die!" has been a staple of our Screeners series. It's also a film that got under the skin of one of our writers. Here's his take on why this five minute short is more powerful than most two-hour movies.
Peel Slowly and See: "The Velvet Underground & Nico", 50 Years Later

Peel Slowly and See: “The Velvet Underground & Nico”, 50 Years Later

The Velvet Underground's first album (and only album with chanteuse Nico) turned 50 a few days ago. Does it still hold up, or has the banana turned black inside its peel?
"Belladonna of Sadness" Is A Film Worth Selling Your Soul For

“Belladonna of Sadness” Is A Film Worth Selling Your Soul For

"Belladonna of Sadness" is a hallucinatory dance with the devil. A masterpiece of psychedelic animation with a deeply subversive message, it's a must-see movie. Here are some thoughts on this 1973 classic. Warning: Here Be SPOILERS!
Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentines

Send these picturesque peccadilloes from the problematic past to your partner or paramore. (Click pics for shareable links.)
"Paterson" Takes Us On A Tour Through A Working Artist's Life

“Paterson” Takes Us On A Tour Through A Working Artist’s Life

We took the scenic route on "Paterson", Jim Jarmusch's magic bus of a movie.... and our critic liked what he saw.
"Cameraperson" Gives Us A Fractured Lens To View Life

“Cameraperson” Gives Us A Fractured Lens To View Life

Our reviewer takes a look at Kirsten Johnson's stunning new documentary "Cameraperson", an intense look at the thin line between journalist and voyeur.
“Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2” Brings Some Of Chicago’s Finest Short Films To Arizona

“Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2” Brings Some Of Chicago’s Finest Short Films To Arizona

"Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2" is an impressive program of 10 beautiful, unusual, and strange short films. It's a must-see evening of independent cinema.