reviews

  • ADIMIRON-Timelapse-2014
    Adimiron – Timelapse Review
    Posted in: Featured, Music

    Adimiron Timelapse Scarlet Records November 4th, 2014 After entering their tenth year of existence, progressive metal outfit Adimiron will release their fourth effort Timelapse this November. Brutality is a universal language, but Adimiron honors that now time-honored tradition of European metal bands singing in English. So you’ll have no idea they hail from Italy. Well, now you […]

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    Gone Girl Review From A Reader
    Posted in: Movies

    “Amy is ten times crazier in the book.” It was a sentence I said to everyone I knew who’d seen Gone Girl and hadn’t read Gillian Flynn’s original novel. I told friends, coworkers, my movie-viewing partner. I felt it needed to be said, since Rosamund Pike’s icy, measured, sociopathic Amy was already pretty far-gone, mentally speaking. Gone Girl, David Fincher’s […]

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    Gone Girl Review From A Non-Reader
    Posted in: Movies

    Director David Fincher’s mind must be a dark, stylish place… That is, if his mind mirrors the movies he makes. Se7en, Zodiac, and The Game show that murder-mysteries are Fincher’s wheel house, and now the director is back with Gone Girl—the film adaptation of the super popular book of the same name. Gone Girl gives […]

  • Zero Theorem
    The Zero Theorem Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    One memorable scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory involves Wonka and his guests on a boat that keeps going and going through a terrifying tunnel as the walls rush past, faster and faster. It’s a brief moment of nightmare that’s made bearable by the knowledge that a candy paradise is at either end. In […]

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    Carrie Review
    Posted in: Movies

    I remember my senior prom very fondly. It was at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, which is just about as awesome of a location for a prom as possible. I think the only place better would be in an ice castle, and that isn’t really feasible in the Midwest in May. But […]

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    Side Effects Review
    Posted in: Movies

    CAUTION: Viewing Side Effects may lead to increased desire to watch Rooney Mara act in anything, feelings of anxiety that you won’t go bald as suavely as Jude Law, and intense depression that Steven Soderbergh is retiring from directing. In addition, there may be aggressive reactions to how sharp the story is, unusual thoughts brought […]

  • Boyhood
    Boyhood Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    Going in with the right mindset, Boyhood is a refreshing masterpiece. This picture puts any other coming-of-age story to shame simply because it outclasses the generic, phony worlds we’re usually presented with. No one’s going for an Oscar, here. There are no forced clichés or cheap tactics. This is as real as life gets in […]

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    The Circle Review
    Posted in: Books, Featured

    As we move into an age where respite from a self-induced barrage of audio-visuals and virtual interaction is rare, most culture theorists posit that the complacent, distracted society in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World may soon be our reality. In Dave Eggers’ The Circle, the question becomes: what might happen if the corporations responsible for our […]