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July 16, 2018

Despite having a name that sounds like it was concocted by a 12-year-old idiot, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz was a musical experience that shook me to the core. I walked out into the Courtenay Place evening feeling as if I had just witnessed Miles Davis touring Bitches Brew, or Sun Ra and his Arkestra, […]

July 16, 2018

Good Girls follows three frustrated American mothers as they “break bad” by robbing a grocery store in order to make ends meet. This robbery is complicated by the store’s connection to a Detroit gang and their money laundering syndicate, leading the women further down lives of crime. The strength of Good Girls lies in its […]

June 5, 2018

In the 8-part documentary series Flint Town, directors Jessica Dimmock, Zackary Canepari, and Drea Cooper devote 12 months of their time to being part of the police force of Flint, Michigan — a small American city still feeling the effects of a succession of unfortunate and brutal shocks to its community and body politic. First, […]

May 28, 2018

If you have yet to see the original three seasons of Arrested Development, don’t bother with this review, it’s nearly as unnecessary and shameless as remixing the television oddity that was Season 4. Go and watch the show. Cancelled after three seasons in 2006, Arrested Development remains one of the most consistently funny and unique […]

May 21, 2018

Despite coming into its 5th season, this is perhaps the best time for HBO’s continuously hilarious Silicon Valley to air. As Zuckerberg takes immense heat for the recent breaches of privacy at Facebook, the once positive societal response towards apps and tech companies, now basic components of everyday life, has began to deteriorate. The creators […]

May 14, 2018

Hey, I’m Emma, I’m here on a holiday from the film section for this issue. You’ll find your usual commentators across in the film section, and your regular scheduled programming will return next week. “This show will wreck your evening, your home life, and your day. Every single episode is nothing but dismay. Look away.” […]

May 7, 2018

Season one – 4.5 stars, season two – 2 stars True Detective’s first season is a strange and compelling crime tale that thrusts a pair of detectives on the hunt for a serial killer. While TD is about many things, the show stays grounded by focusing on two lead detectives, Martin “Marty” Hart and Rustin […]

April 30, 2018

With Game of Thrones noticeably absent from many of our viewing schedules this year, we thought we’d revisit the show’s latest and worst season to date. In the beginning, Game of Throne’s scale, characters, and world remained consistent. Travel took time, where events occurred on the road, not just at the destination, where there were […]

April 16, 2018

4/5 It has become apparent that pop culture is in no way scared to retread the same cult tales in order to satisfy viewers. There seems to be no slowing down of stories about Charles Manson or Scientology. Netflix’s documentary series Wild Wild Country has an advantage over most documentaries (which mostly serve to expand […]