‘It’s Okay to Feel Angry About This Play’

“The Whites” is a play that rests on a controversial premise: what if black people had enslaved white people? What if black cops were shooting white people at an alarming rate? What if whites...

Beekeeping Documentary ‘Honeyland’ Is Utterly Sublime

“Honeyland” is a Macedonian documentary that follows the life of a beekeeper in the mountains of Macedonia, and what a picturesque life it is. The film is, in a word, gorgeous — it manages...

Kllo Comes ‘Back to You’ at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall

Melbourne, Australia-based electronic duo Kllo played to a packed house at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Hall on Saturday night, mesmerizing a passionate crowd that knew much of their discography by heart. The evening’s opening act was another...

‘The Irishman’ Is Martin Scorsese’s Swan Song to the Goodfellas

“The Irishman” starts with a single-take long shot, not so different from the famous Copacabana sequence in “Goodfellas.” “In the Still of the Night” by the Five Satins eerily plays in the background as...

‘Marriage Story’ Is Noah Baumbach in Top Form

It’s a logline five words long: a couple goes through divorce. Crack all the jokes you want - “Shouldn’t it be called ‘Divorce Story?’” Plainly, no. Marriage encompasses a world divorce only inhabits as...

FKA Twigs and Mary Magdalene: An Unlikely Alliance

Like FKA Twigs’ live performances that are equipped with breathtaking stage sets and choreography from another galaxy, listening to “Magdalene” is a sensual, out-of-body experience. FKA Twigs is unafraid to tackle the dualism of...

‘One Child Nation’: Fighting for the Right to Choose

As far as China is concerned, Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s documentary film “One Child Nation” does not exist. The film was wiped clean from any reporting platforms in China — according to Wang,...

‘Varda by Agnès’: a Revolutionary Retrospective

Whether you remember her as a fierce documentarian, French New Wave pioneer, fervid feminist, installation-piece wizard or potato-lover, there’s no doubt AgnèsmVarda has etched herself into our minds as one of the most loving...

On ‘New Age Norms 1,’ Cold War Kids Forget That People Actually Listen to...

Before “New Age Norms 1,” I was unfamiliar with indie rock group Cold War Kids. Their bold image suggested that they would offer some hard-hitting, inspired rock music for the modern day. Unfortunately their...

Charly Bliss Comes of Age, Led by Clive Davis Alumna

NYU alum-fronted band Charly Bliss has had a whirlwind year, to say the least. The pop-rock outfit — formed in 2011 as vocalist Eva Hendricks’ entry product to attend Tisch’s Clive Davis Department of...

Coldplay Announces Upcoming Double Album, Releases New Singles

Coldplay released three songs in late October — “Arabesque,” “Orphans” and “Everyday Life” — to announce their upcoming double album, “Everyday Life.” The first half of the album is called “Sunrise” and the second...

‘Greener Grass’: A Lackluster Attempt at Social Satire

Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s “Greener Grass” plays out like an over-extended SNL skit by David Lynch. Satirizing the preservation of the status quo in a listless suburban town, DeBoer and Luebbe go to...
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