Best of 2015

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Shy Technology’s “High Strung” Video Is A Guaranteed Smile-Inducer

I’ve gushed about it before, but allow me to reiterate: Shy Technology‘s most recent release—a five-track EP titled Where We Go From Here—is one of those albums you might not catch in time to add to your ‘Best Of’ list come year’s end. If you don’t catch it now, you might discover it next year, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ’99 Homes’ Is A Thrilling Tale Of Foreclosure

Film: 99 Homes Starring: Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield Directed by: Ramin Bahrani Combining award-worthy performances with taut, thrilling narrative, 99 Homes is a chilling economic parable that speaks to the deepest fears of every man and woman hoping to provide for their family. Rick Carver (Michael Shannon) is not an evil man, though many believe […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Grandma’ Is A Definite Must-See

Film: Grandma Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner Directed by: Paul Weitz Featuring an instantly iconic performance from Lily Tomlin, Grandma is one of the year’s absolute best. A lot of movies are big on plot and light on heart, but Grandma is the opposite. Sage (Julia Garner) is a teen girl who recently discovered she […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘People, Places, Things’ Is An Absolute Must-See

Film: People, Places, Things Starring: Jermaine Clement, Regina Hall Directed by: Jim Strouse The older you get the more you realize there is never an ideal time to figure out who you are, why you’re here, or what it is you’re supposed to be doing with the increasingly limited amount of life you have left. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The End Of The Tour’ Is A Life-Changing Experience

Film: The End Of The Tour Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel Directed by: James Ponsoldt It’s amazing how one conversation can forever change the course of our lives. You could be speaking with a close friend or a stranger on the street and, without warning, find yourself seeing the world in a whole new light. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Wolfpack’ Must Be Seen To Be Believed

Film: The Wolfpack Starring: The Angulo Brothers Directed By: Crystal Moselle I don’t know that I have ever felt about a documentary the way I do for Crystal Moselle’s directorial debut, The Wolfpack. It’s a deeply moving look at the human experience as viewed through the eyes of a Lower Manhattan family whose only working […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dope’ Is A Fittingly Titled Teen Masterpiece

Film: Dope Starring: Shameik Moore, A$AP Rocky Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa Every year audiences are given numerous coming-of-age tales based around themes of self-discovery and love, but what ever happened to growing up in response to the stupid decisions we make when we’re young? Dope, the latest feature from writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, has the answer. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Love And Mercy’ Is The Best Film Of 2015 So Far

Film: Love And Mercy Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano Directed By: Bill Pohlad A tale of one man told with two actors and more heart than any other film in theaters today, Love And Mercy may be the movie to beat in 2015. You may think you know Brian Wilson, the iconic musical genius behind […]

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It May Be Impossible To Resist Kid Rock’s “First Kiss”

Say what you will about the career of Kid Rock, but over the better part of the last two decades the Michigan native – who once dominated the rap rock arena – has delivered a steady stream of hits that are hard to forget. From “Cowboy” and “American Badass,” to more laid back fare like […]