“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.
Taking A Long Walk Down Standish Lawder’s “The Corridor”
It starts on an ominous note. You, the viewer, are gliding slowly down a hallway. Far off in the distance is a small set of stairs leading to an open doorway – a perfect square of darkness on the horizon. Light suffuses the hallway, casting shadowy impressions on the walls that make them look thin...
No Volcano’s ‘Take My Chances’ Is Our Grossest Music Video Yet (Premiere)
"This video is a statement about Obamacare and healthcare in Amerika," says Troy before sheepishly admitting, "not really, but if I say that maybe some conservative weblog will repost it."
“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.
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Fresh New Eyes & Last Goodbyes: On Brainiac’s “Electro-shock for President”
Brainiac's last recording, "Electro-shock for President" turns 20 this Saturday. We take a look back at this amazing, underappreciated band's history and wonder where they could have gone next.
“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!" 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
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?
“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
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" is an impressive program of 10 beautiful, unusual, and strange short films. It's a must-see evening of independent cinema.
Warren Ellis’ “Normal” Is A Mad Trip On A “Speeding Death Kaleidoscope Made Out Of Tits”
Warren Ellis' new novel "Normal" is a tensely written, fascinating, hilarious, and unnerving look at our insanity-inducing future.