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Oldies But Goodies: ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’

In June of 2001, Wilco presented its newly finished album to its record company, Reprise Records, and was promptly dropped from the label. Time Warner had recently merged with America Online and wanted to cut costs with its record companies, which included Reprise Records. As a result, all it took was for one important person […]

Oldies But Goodies: ‘Goodfellas’

You only need to have seen a “gangster” film or two to understand the nature of the genre: The films are almost always androcentric, and any scene can turn violent in a moment’s notice. Legendary director Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” (1990) undoubtedly fits into the “gangster” genre, but there are several distinguishable elements in the film’s […]

Oldies But Goodies: ‘Aquemini’

As contemporary artists like Future, Lil Baby and Young Thug continue to dominate the mainstream rap world, it is refreshing to look back to their predecessors from Atlanta, namely the group that changed everything in the 1990s: OutKast. The superduo of André 3000 (André Benjamin) and Big Boi (Antwan Patton) burst onto the scene in […]

Oldies But Goodies: ‘Good Will Hunting’

Rewatchability is one of the more important differentiators I use in evaluating films. “Good Will Hunting” (1997) certainly fits into that “rewatchable” category. Its basic premise is well-known: a “wicked smart” janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gets recognized for solving complicated math problems on a chalkboard. But what makes the film eternal is […]

Oldies But Goodies: ‘Are You Experienced’

Even if they are mostly unfamiliar with his music, when people hear the name Jimi Hendrix, most can immediately recall that he is a famous guitarist. And that is fair, as he is undoubtedly on the short list of candidates for the unofficial title of “greatest guitarist ever.” But even that is selling Jimi Hendrix’s […]

Oldies But Goodies: “American Beauty” by Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead certainly built up a rather controversial reputation in its 30-year run. When thinking about the band, people tend to think of two things: it has a loyal, almost cult-like following known to many as ‘Dead Heads,’ and many people experimented with psychedelic drugs at its concerts. But what is often lost in discussions […]

Oldies But Goodies: ‘American Psycho’

As the media continues to praise Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-winning performance in “Joker” (2019), I could not help but think back to Mary Harron’s “American Psycho” (2000). The film is an intentionally uncomfortable viewing experience and, as a result, many people remember it for its excessive goriness and ambiguous resolution. Quite honestly, I do not love […]

Oldies but Goodies: ‘Little Miss Sunshine’

There are plenty of things that we cannot control in life, but one thing we can control is our attitude, and sometimes, that can make all the difference. With a well-known cast including Steve Carell and Alan Arkin, many people may start watching “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) with the idea of it being a fun, […]