Archives for February 17, 2014

Listen Closer: St. Vincent, Beck, Neneh Cherry, Lost in the Trees… and U2

Got headphones?St. Vincent's new self-titled record is every bit the fireworks show that we've come to expect. I'm listening to it right now, and it's melting my head. … [Read more...]

Hard to Be a God — The Science Fiction Film of the Decade?

Hard to Be a God...That title first won my attention when one of my favorite film critics, Michael Sicisnki, rated it a perfect "10." I've learned to sit up straight when Sicinski responds like that.The last time he awarded a "10," he'd just seen Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy, which remains my favorite film of this decade so far.I began to dig for information. What is this movie? Why such a bold title? … [Read more...]