Continuing a streak of creative force that makes them one of the best metalcore bands in the business, August Burns Red has churned out an album that makes a convincing argument for their best album yet. Bolstered by diverse instrumentation, melodic overlays balancing out the metalcore framework, and a consistent, relentless intensity in tone, Phantom Anthem is bold without being pretentious, accessible but not cliché.
It may be Ominous October, but this month’s picks for streaming titles have more than just horror fans in mind.
Simple without being simplistic, Night of the Hunter is a film that succeeds remarkably at being both art and entertainment, an effective thriller that also contains compelling themes and thoughtful exploration.
Embracing the parody source material and leaving behind the pilot’s uneven tone, Amazon’s The Tick is a continually entertaining story about the commonplace, the heroic, and how sometimes those are the same.
From politics to celebrities to religion, western culture has a big outrage problem right now. Any news that comes out must have us angry at someone for something, and if you aren’t always angry, well then, are you really informed?
Though abounding in familiar tropes, Leap has the trappings of a good family film – relentlessly fun and remarkably inspirational, with a few good lessons along the way.