April 2017 Archives

Steve Hauschildt

In Rotation: Steve Hauschildt, Lorn, Software (Review)

Highly evocative electronic music, unused synthesizer movie scores, and vaporwave composed before vaporwave was a thing.
Carrie & Lowell Live

Watch Sufjan Stevens’ Live Performance of Carrie & Lowell

And just in case you were wondering, there is a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling​.”
In a Silent Way - Nico Niquo

In a Silent Way by Nico Niquo (Review)

The gently unsettling aspects of Nico Niquo’s ambience makes it all the more beautiful and intriguing.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Review Round-Up: James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The second outing for Marvel’s outer space misfits sounds like it’ll be just as much fun as the first.
Doctor Strange - Scott Derrickson

The Best Streaming Titles Arriving in May 2017

Coming soon: Cyberpunk anime, Nazi hunters, Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, Roman gladiators, 007, Frank Drebin, and more.
MST3K and Stranger Things

Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Stranger Things, Together at Last

There’s no way I’m not immediately watching this.
Your Name - Makoto Shinkai

Random Thoughts (and Theories) About Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name

Makoto Shinkai’s latest is a thoughtful, winsome, and visually gorgeous film.
Still Walking - Hirokazu Koreeda

Still Walking by Hirokazu Koreeda (Review)

Still Walking explores family drama with grace, and never once slips into Hollywood melodrama.
The Good the Bad the Weird - Kim Ji-woon

The Good, The Bad, The Weird by Kim Ji-Woon (Review)

Kim Ji-woon’s “kimchi western” is all about style as substance.
Summer Wars - Mamoru Hosoda

Summer Wars by Mamoru Hosoda (Review)

Summer Wars adroitly balances sci-fi geekiness, technology-focused social commentary, and family melodrama.
13 Assassins - Takashi Miike

13 Assassins by Takashi Miike (Review)

I love the idea of a Takashi Miike samurai film, but 13 Assassins just doesn’t live up to its promise.
Ping Pong - Fumihiko Sori

Ping Pong by Fumihiko Sori (Review)

Yes, there’s lots of ping pong, but also a surprisingly nuanced exploration of the thin line between friendship and rivalry.

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