TV Review | ‘Rick and Morty’ characterized by postmodernism

    Once upon a time in the 1980s, there existed two well-loved characters – a wacky scientist and his heartthrob teenage sidekick – who starred in a trilogy of blockbuster movies involving time travel, high-school drama and hover boards. Almost 30 years have passed since then, but “Back to The Future” (1985) still remains a […]


TV Review | ‘Rick and Morty’ characterized by postmodernism

Once upon a time in the 1980s, there existed two well-loved characters — a wacky scientist and his heartthrob teenage sidekick — who starred in a trilogy of blockbuster movies involving time travel, high-school drama and hover boards. Almost 30 years have passed since then, but “Back to The Future” (1985) still remains a nostalgic […]


Wes Anderson delivers a masterpiece with ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is more than just a movie; it is a full-bodied experience that immerses its viewers in an unfamiliar, exciting world. The film certainly lives up to many of the expectations requisite of a Wes Anderson film: quirky characters full of idiosyncrasies and insecurities, novel-like levels of storytelling and an immaculate eye […]


Sun Kil Moon’s ‘Benji’ expertly handles heavy topics

“Benji,” is a portrait of an artist at his rawest, as Kozelek sings of his fears, hopes, loves, lusts and family. And he does this all with minimal aplomb, ensuring that he always sounds real and sincere. Mark Kozelek’s influences stem from various sources, but the two closest to his heart seem to be classic […]


Against Me! dials down politics, turns up emotion

The newest album by Against Me! starts out raw and powerful. “Your tells are so obvious / shoulders too broad for a girl … / you want them to notice / the ragged ends of your summer dress / you want them to see you like they see every other girl / they just see […]


Black Flag reunites for disappointing new album

Avoid this album if you’re a fan of anything Black Flag has previously done in its long career, or are looking to expose yourself to one of the most influential punk bands ever. Avoid this album in general. Everything that needs to be known about Black Flag’s latest album, “What The …,” can be summed […]


Death Grips challenge, excite with new album

If there is one word that can capture the Sacramento-based experimental rap outfit Death Grips’ third and latest album, “Government Plates,” it would be “brutal.” This word is not indicative of the quality of the record. Instead, it encapsulates the aural assault “Government Plates” delivers to listeners. Death Grips has always been unconcerned with musical […]


Arcade Fire succeeds in taking musical risks on fourth studio album

Once a band reaches a certain level of fame, it is typically left with two options for its new music — it can either replicate the formula that brought it the initial success or it can try to reinvent itself. “Reflektor,” Arcade Fire’s most recent release, falls into the latter category. This riskier approach can […]


English producer Kwes delights with solo album ‘ilp.’

Every now and then, a musician emerges who has the ability to create a fusion of diverse sounds with a fresh and original twist. Such is the case with producer turned solo-artist Kwes in his debut album “ilp.” The British Kwes first hit the scene producing tracks for bands like the xx and British rapper […]


English producer Kwes delights with solo album ‘ilp.’

Every now and then, a musician emerges who has the ability to create a fusion of diverse sounds with a fresh and original twist. Such is the case with producer turned solo-artist Kwes in his debut album “ilp.” The British Kwes first hit the scene producing tracks for bands like the xx and British rapper […]


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