HUMANIZING THE HEADLINES

The Honorable Woman spins a series of nested mysteries in the Middle East.

JAMES BROWN BIOPIC ELIMINATES THE NEGATIVE

Get on Up emphatically sets its sights on the upward trajectory of Brown's career.

JOY TO JOE SWANBERG

Happy Christmas is marked by an affirming and understated sense of decency.

PLUSH AUDIOPHILE MYSTICISM

Shabazz Palaces' new album establishes an aesthetic that's both familiar and alien.

THE MIND BOGGLES

There's genuine appeal to Lucy's winking pseudo-intellectualism.


MUSIC


Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty

While still fundamentally a hip-hop album, Lese Majesty sounds like few others.




TELEVISION



DVD


Herzog: The Collection

Imperfections and, perhaps, questionable exclusions aside, it's hard not to greet Herzog: The Collection as a major and incredibly ambitious home-video event. Fingers are already crossed for a second post-1990s volume.





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