We will be reviewing anything that we find interesting from the present, the past or even the future, including films, bands, art, and literature.

We will be reviewing anything that we find interesting from the present, the past or even the future, including films, bands, art, and literature.

A Hologram for the King
A Hologram for the King is a film where every moment that transpires on-screen feels like it has been vetted by a mid-western test audience in a multiplex—and surely it has. Director Tom Tykwer (who perhaps unbelievably directed the absolutely thrilling Run Lola Run) has put together an old-fashioned kind of film you have probably seen a hundred times by now, a fish-out-of-water story played for broad laughs (Tom Hank’s character Alan Clay keeps sitting on chairs that inexplicably break under him – ha!) where a good-natured everyman makes friends, not enemies, in a foreign land (where everybody speaks English and spent some time in America by the way) and succeeds in the end thanks to his chin-up American can-do. Read More…

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Silver Screams are Triumphant

by Tony Shea January 17, 2016

Silver Screams finished the last leg of their tour last night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, playing a triumphant show at The Grand Victory. The rowdy crowd was more than ready for the band’s raucous blend of hardcore/post-punk/rock and roll. And the band did not disappoint, tearing through their set with absolutely ferocious efficiency, sprinkling in some […]

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Poet Brent Short Releases New Collection – Review – A+

by Tony Shea June 14, 2015

Brent Short has released a new collection of poems entitled The Properties of Light and it’s fantastic. For more than twenty years Short has quietly been going about the business of becoming one of America’s finest poets, honing and refining his craft. You won’t hear his name mentioned in the same breath as Robert Hass […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road is F#%&ING Amazing!

by Nate "Chops" Johnson May 17, 2015

I just walked out of a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road. What…did I…just see?! Writer/director George Miller dropped the proverbial mic on all action car chase thrillers. Nothing else compares. French Connection car chase? No. Bond car chases? No. Fast and Furious car chases? HELL NO!

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The Church – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – REVIEW

by Sean Koepenick March 22, 2015

image via Jim Alger Thursday night and it was the return of Aussie rockers The Church. Even though there was a major line-up change, the band’s fans were out in full force as this was a sold-out show. After a quick stop for Mexican food and ‘ritas at Border Café, we were off to the […]

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