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Join our movie reviewers as they look at this week's movies. Let them whisper in your ear in the darkened theatre, and nobody will shush you. 


Ratatat | 09.09.15

Written by Alexy Irving Friday, 04 September 2015 09:39

ratatat-magnifique-cover-artMagnifique takes it back to the roots of Ratatat, when they debuted their self-titled album in 2004.


Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Magnolia Pictures, NR)

Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 September 2015 21:56

Jobs 75It’s a conventional, well-done documentary.


Listen to Me Marlon (Showtime, NR)

Written by Cait Lore Wednesday, 02 September 2015 21:48

Marlon 75It is a very human documentary, and almost a spiritual experience more akin to Malick’s Tree of Life than any biopic I’ve ever seen.


The Look of Silence (Drafthouse Films, PG-13)

Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 02 September 2015 21:35

The Look of Silence 75The Look of Silence is able to move you in its scant 99-minute runtime.


Celluloid Atrocities September 2015: Good News and Bad News

Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 01 September 2015 06:38

Apple 75If you look at things objectively, it seems like they’re making a concentrated effort to ruin movies.


Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory, NR)

Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 31 August 2015 14:19

dvd MST3000v1The Creeping Terror is a strong candidate for the worst film of all time, giving masterpieces like Phil Tucker’s Robot Monster and Ed Wood’s Glen or Glenda a run for their money.


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats | s/t (Stax)

Written by Brian Kenney Sunday, 30 August 2015 14:28

Rateliff sqThis disc bellies up to the bar, hits the bottle hard and never lets up until long after last call.


Allen Stone | Radius (Capitol)

Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 28 August 2015 17:39

cd allen stoneNo disrespect to the legend, but Stone’s songs could stand alongside some of Stevie Wonder’s best.


Bumbershoot | 2015 Preview

Written by Tony Van Zeyl Friday, 28 August 2015 13:11

bumbershootFor us, it’s never about the “main stage” or the names of any specific acts: It’s about the overall experience.


Deftones and Incubus | Keeping It Fresh

Written by Willie Smith Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:36

Deftones-Incubus 75Rather than ride the tides, Deftones shifted the floors of the ocean that made them.


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