The film only succeeds at evoking a firm sense of place and an accompanying air of alluring grotesquerie.
Cinelicious’s Blu-ray release of Funeral Parade of Roses enshrines an avant-garde masterwork with a pristine restoration.
This is a heartfelt essay film that digs into several instances of trauma occasioned by Mexico’s drug war.
The album stands as a reminder of how sturdy the crux of Liars’s platform remains, even as a solo project.
The music itself provides the surface glitz, unspooling in sumptuous tapestries.
The film is a cross of freeform sketch comedy, gonzo documentary, and irony-soaked Warholian melodrama.
Criterion has done a commendable job in supplementing Jacques Audiard’s film.
Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire reduces the modus operandi of the action movie down to its starkest elements.
Semper Femina is distinctly modern in its mixture of stringent self-analysis and inquisitive open-mindedness.
The limitations of black and white both point to Philippe Garrel’s silent-era influences and identify a way forward.
Run the Jewels 3 remains too entrenched in the grammar of the past to ever feel entirely fresh.
Martin Scorsese crafts a versatile, multifaceted work that encourages serious reflection and contemplation.
The album remodels an artistically marginal, genuinely interesting figure into a toothless celebrity version thereof.
The film gets close to a double-barreled satirical thriller commenting on the historic rift between city and country.
Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog scrambles for contemporary relevance and finds only nihilistic hollowness.
The album is a wry reckoning of a lifetime’s worth of damaged relationships, upheld vows, and broken promises.
Julieta’s object-oriented approach blocks off the deeper emotional access that Munro’s stories effortlessly attain.
Director Craig Atkinson’s documentary explicates its points with blunt but persuasive efficiency.
Blood flows freely on Blood Bitch, a carefully composed collage album with a pronounced focus on body horror.
Away therefore stands as the dark flipside to the warm but complicated nostalgia of 2013’s The Silver Gymnasium.