The Duke of Burgundy – Fascinating, Maddening Look at Love Through a Keyhole

The rites of BDSM are explored with refinement and intelligence in The Duke of Burgundy and without even a smidgeon of genitalia. The “otherness” of the lifestyle is muted by the exceptional artistry in the world it inhabits, compassion with which it’s executed and the familiar human factor. It doesn’t pretend to shed new light

Review: Dan Deacon ‘Gliss Riffer’

After three years, Dan Deacon is back with twinkling synths, clacking stacks of percussion, warped vocoders and a nervous but overall optimistic outlook. With Gliss Riffer, Deacon has tightened his song writing and honed his pop sensibilities without losing his creative edge, carefully layering fun DIY electronica with indie sensibilities and modern classical rhythms. Lyrically,

Catherine Keener on Xavier Dolan, Charles Binamé and Elephant Song

Xavier Dolan does that other thing he does – acting – in Charles Binamé’s Elephant Song, a noir-ish psychological drama set in a mental institution in which he plays Michael, a patient who may be behind the disappearance of his psychiatrist. The missing man is replaced by another doctor (Colm Feore) but he’s cowed by


Recap: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, The Speidi Chronicles and Aviva Crosshairs

Before this week’s episode of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp,” I was pretty anti-Speidi. True confessions: I watched every episode of “The Hills” and I remember when it appeared that Spencer was isolating Heidi from her friends and family. And then they got married. I’ve always believed the press saying that most of what Speidi presented

The Homesman Blu-ray Review

Although it is light on action, Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman is a slow-moving western that feels authentic and features powerful performances from Jones and the incredible Hilary Swank. The film also benefits from Miranda Otto, Grace Gummer and Sonja Richter – who make the most of their time on screen and force the audience

Leviathan Review

Change the things you can, accept the things you cannot, and go to jail and die either way. Nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film Oscar, and the winner of the Golden Globe, writer/director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s neo-biblical tome is as fascinating to watch as it is dreadful to imagine. Co-written with Oleg Negin,

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Blu-rau Review

Loosely based on the popular children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, brings lots of laughs Steve Carell-style and is a fun family film. However, with all children’s books turned major motions pictures (think Shrek, Polar Express, Where the Wild Things Are), the originality of the book must be expanded to


Sleater-Kinney team up with “Bob’s Burgers” for Music Video

“Oh My God.” As Bob Belcher would cry out when he sees something as astounding as this. The animators of “Bob’s Burger” and the ladies of Rock outfit Sleater-Kinney teamed up for a music video for “A New Wave” off S-K’s new album “No Cities to Love”, and it f**king rules. The hilarious FOX animated


Recap: WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars,” The TMI Edition

Alright, I just gotta say that I miss the original sex puppets. I wonder what happened to the taco, the donut, the hot dog and all the other furry critters that have appeared on previous seasons of WEtv’s “Marriage Boot Camp.” With that said, the puppets made to look like the reality stars on the