Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Joneses: a satire that backfires

There is an inherent problem with the Joneses, a film meant to criticize blind consumerism: The supposed heroes are the source of the wicked...

Of Montreal live at the Fillmore Miami Beach

When Of Montreal took the stage at the Jackie Gleason Center at the Fillmore Miami Beach, I expected some new songs and hoped for...

Greenberg: The Great Projector

With Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach sharpens his usual focus on the greedy tics of self-absorbed protagonists by pointing his camera on nothing less than...

Brian Eno and the Lovely Bones

I had no idea Brian Eno composed the soundtrack to the Lovely Bones when I bought my ticket to see the movie last week....

My favorite films of the past decade

So Film Comment is collecting reader numbers on what their audience thinks are the best films of the past decade. The deadline is coming...

Faust IV review published in “Goldmine”

So it’s been like five years, but I’m back into getting published in music magazines, beginning with my review for the Capitol Vinyl Vaults...

Flaming Lips’ brilliant take on Dark Side of the Moon

When a masterpiece album has a reputation as deep as Pink Floyd’s the Dark Side of the Moon*, it’s not hard for a band...

Queen’s Roger Taylor could try harder

In this day and age of popular music recycling the same old themes of partying, love, boasting about how great one is (Kanye), it’s...

2009 top 23 films

Since the end of the year is upon on us, and the lists are starting to pop up in all sorts of media, here is...

Fantastic Mr. Fox lives up to its title

After five full-length feature films, Anderson has achieved his breakthrough, and it’s in animated form. No one does awkward as artistically as Wes Anderson. But...