2018 brought incredible new music from some of my all-time favourite artists.
2018 saw a lot of impressive debuts on the small screen, including HBO’s black comedy Barry and several excellent horror offerings from Netflix. Several of my old faves, from cartoons to prestige dramas to zombie comedies, also returned with very strong seasons.
A lot of cool movies hit screens large and small this year, including the best Marvel movie yet, several inventive sci-fi flicks, and some truly freaky horror gems. Not to mention, a handful of excellent satirical period pieces by Armando Iannucci and the Coen Brothers.
Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer does for the Information Age what Ziggy Stardust did for the space age – namely, weave the concerns of the day into a radical tale of identity, repression, and rebellion.
Courtney Barnett’s sophomore album Tell Me How You Really Feel is confessional rock record that retains the Australian singer-guitarist’s gift for wit and wordplay.
Firepower, the latest offering from heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest, is nothing short of epic.
Dear Rouge’s sophomore effort is a stylish collection of new wave-tinged electro-rock.
Few movies are as entrenched in the Christmas canon as A Christmas Carol, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. But one of these films is not like the other.
A theme of solidarity runs through Arkells’ latest record, a collection of rock anthems about love, righteous anger, and community.
If you believe the hype, horror is getting harder and harder to nail down.
Can’t get down to Parliament Hill this Canada Day? Here are 15.1 albums by Canadian artists to check out on Canada’s 151st anniversary (ranked chronologically):
Providing an absurdist look behind the Iron Curtain, blackly comedic The Death of Stalin is one of the best political satires ever made.