Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is a far weirder horror opus.
As I sat down to listen to Head Above Water, it occurred to me that Avril Lavigne’s become a bit of a wild card over the past few years.
Over the course of her nearly twenty-year career, the former Canadian punk princess has tried her hand at Alanis-esque post-grunge, candy-coloured pop, and everything in between. I’ve been a Lavigne fan since I was an angsty eight-year-old, and lately every album announcement has left me breathlessly wondering, What’s this one going to sound like?
Jonas Åkerlund’s Lords of Chaos is a hyper-violent rock biopic that provides an intimate (and perhaps revisionist) take on notorious black metal band Mayhem.
Raising the dead rarely ends well. That’s the message I got from Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s grisly take on Pet Sematary.
Marianas Trench tell a dancefloor-friendly ghost story on their latest record.
Tim Burton’s lavish Dumbo remake is a visually stunning update that captures the sorrow and joy of the original.
I am on-location in London, Ontario and the 2019 JUNO weekend is well underway.
“I’ve done a lot of crazy shit,” said Greg Sestero, introducing his film Best F(r)iends Volume Two at the Mayfair Theatre Friday night. “This is the craziest movie I’ve ever made.”
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.