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The Constantines return

The Constantines are one hell of a band. Three albums into their career, they have won over a devoted cult following and critical acclaim. 2001’s self-titled debut was a blazing set of post-punk and Fugazi-inspired… Read More...

Self identity and Snow Angels

Snow Angels is one hard movie to write about. I went into David Gordon Green’s latest independent film expecting much of the same visual ambiance as his previous movies, such as George Washington or All… Read More...

No more action movies

So I watched Predator last night. You know – the movie where an invisible alien hunter stalks and kills Arnold Schwarzenegger and some slightly less muscular guys in the jungle? I must say, I rarely… Read More...

No more action movies

So I watched Predator last night. You know – the movie where an invisible alien hunter stalks and kills Arnold Schwarzenegger and some slightly less muscular guys in the jungle? I must say, I rarely… Read More...

Is band My Bloody Valentine Loveless?

So a few months ago, the music community was treated to a bizarre, oft-rumored, but completely unexpected announcement. My Bloody Valentine (MBV) was getting back together for a new album and a new tour. Of… Read More...

Cannibals, medieval knights, and viruses

This is the first article I will write where I will be laughing out loud to myself while writing it. This is not because of anything funny I have to say, or new insights I… Read More...

Not your average superhero

I was reflecting on my weekly column the other day, and I noticed I’ve really gone off on a tangent here. Basically, you can boil down each article into “this (movie/band/comic) is (awesome/terrible) and you… Read More...

Girl punk band is no black Hole

Courtney Love doesn’t get a lot of positive press these days. In fact, I don’t think she’s gotten much positive press in her entire career, and there are legitimate reasons for that. Her behaviors, habits,… Read More...

More than your average Western

“A Hell of a Place to Make Your Fortune” is the tagline for HBO’s three season mini-epic Western Deadwood. A show that totally encompasses history, drama, the west, the American Dream, and real friendship, Deadwood… Read More...

Divine directing

Terrence Malick has made four movies over the course of four decades. He started out with the exciting and original amorality story Badlands in 1973. This marked the director’s first entry into our film consciousness.… Read More...
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