Loving Vincent is a wonderful visual experience that’s worth every penny of its arthouse theater admission cost. It also contains a thought-provoking and nuanced probe into van Gogh’s life, even if executed imperfectly.
Although Suburbicon features a setting ripe for sad contemplations on the depravity of humankind, it instead opts for a take on the troubled family that it is itself troubling.
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.