Also: Stranger Things’ best mom, Facebook’s effect on society, The Last Jedi, year-end lists, and American Christianity’s decline.
By striking it down, Rian Johnson helped ensure that Star Wars could become more powerful than we can possibly imagine.
This remarkably strong debut is filled with simple-yet-affecting tales of love at its best and worst, all wrapped in gorgeous pop arrangements.
The Breeders, Fine China, Grimes, My Bloody Valentine, My Favorite, Wild Beasts and many more are waiting for us in 2018.
Coming soon: A South Korean thriller, the first of Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” an action classic, several twisty thrillers, and a madman with a box.
I always like to look ahead and put together a list of movies that interest me in the coming year.
We need to get over any notion we might have that online services like Netflix are neutral platforms, or platforms that care about us.
Netflix’s upcoming series gets dystopic, an acclaimed cyberpunk manga is coming to live action, and a modern anime master returns.
The overall consensus? Writer/director Rian Johnson has made a Star Wars movie for the ages.
Also: Baby Driver’s success, London’s best restaurant(?), irrational math, 404 errors, and political disengagement and upheaval.
This compilation spotlights the diversity of musical talent that Opus has focused on over the years.
Angela Klimek’s lovely debut conjures up a magical, enchanting view of winter thanks to vast ambient drones and textures.
Also: Indie record labels, the new Blade Runner, Star Wars timeline, Mad Max: Fury Road, a history of Photoshop, Origen, and science and religion.
Thangorodrim’s Tolkien-inspired “dungeon synth” can get cheesy at times, but the epic fantasy vision is winsome in its own way.