SCREENS

In 'Point Blank,' Lee Marvin kills people, mattresses, everything

In John Boorman’s 1967 crime film “Point Blank” Lee Marvin’...

On 'The Nightly Show,' Larry Wilmore does as much listening as talking

Behind Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s new...

Gamer's Grammar: MICA professor Jason Gottlieb's game 'Eat Yourself'

It’s nearly impossible to understand the amount of labor that goes into...

Waiting For Tchaikovsky: Anri Sala's '1395 Days Without Red'

Though we invaded Iraq for the first time when I was a senior in high...

NOISE

Schwarz and Ehse Records team up for dance label Nina Pop Records

Last month, Baltimore club virtuoso Schwarz announced his new dance label, Nina Pop, with the...

Talking about our feelings: On masculinity, Nirvana, and Robert Motherwell's 'Africa' at the BMA

Robert Motherwell's 'Africa' is a large black-and-white painting of a bridge from the point of...

Live review: Marty Ehrlich and Michael Formanek bring a perfect balance between dissonance and melody

The upstairs room at Bertha's is a hidden gem among Baltimore's live-music venues. Half the size...

The economic nihilism of 'Detour' still stings today

The economic nihilism of 'Detour' still stings today

Of all the cars on all the highways in all the world, Vera (Ann Savage) had to get into his....

'Broad City' is God's Vagina: CP writers go deep on Comedy Central's hilarious, sex-positive show

'Broad City' is God's Vagina: CP writers go deep on Comedy Central's hilarious, sex-positive show

If you don’t like “Broad City,” we don’t like...

'Rolling Thunder,' a salty revenge-fueled Vietnam flick featuring an antihero with a hook for a hand

'Rolling Thunder,' a salty revenge-fueled Vietnam flick featuring an antihero with a hook for a hand

Trying to pin a pat moral to a film like “Rolling Thunder,” a movie of the...

'Mr. Turner,' Mike Leigh's unsentimental, phlegmy J.M.W. Turner biopic

'Mr. Turner,' Mike Leigh's unsentimental, phlegmy J.M.W. Turner biopic

Joseph Mallord William Turner didn’t so much speak as cough...

'The Night of the Hunter,' a meandering parable of good vs. evil that helps us endure

'The Night of the Hunter,' a meandering parable of good vs. evil that helps us endure

In the opening moments of Charles Laughton’s meandering parable of good versus evil, we...

In 'Blackhat,' Thor trades Mjölnir for continental philosophy in Michael Mann's latest

In 'Blackhat,' Thor trades Mjölnir for continental philosophy in Michael Mann's latest

We first encounter Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) in a maximum-security prison cell, where the...

'American Sniper': Gun-toting religious fanatic wages holy war in Clint Eastwood's old-fashioned, politically naive Chris Kyle biopic

'American Sniper': Gun-toting religious fanatic wages holy war in Clint Eastwood's old-fashioned, politically naive Chris Kyle biopic

A gun-toting religious fanatic waging a holy war. Sound familiar? Maybe when talking about the...

With 'Kiddie Flamingos' and the works in his exhibit 'Beverly Hills John,' John Waters adds new meaning to his iconic status

With 'Kiddie Flamingos' and the works in his exhibit 'Beverly Hills John,' John Waters adds new meaning to his iconic status

In 2015, it’s not easy to consider something “subversive.”...

Paul Thomas Anderson's atmospheric Thomas Pynchon adaptation 'Inherent Vice' is all pot smoke and mirrors

Paul Thomas Anderson's atmospheric Thomas Pynchon adaptation 'Inherent Vice' is all pot smoke and mirrors

In the loosey-goosey world of Paul Thomas Anderson’...

Clicking and Streaming: Derek Jarman's art porn tone poem 'Sebastiane'

Clicking and Streaming: Derek Jarman's art porn tone poem 'Sebastiane'

St. Sebastian, as painted by Botticelli, Rubens, and Titian, just to name a few, is easily...

Clicking and Streaming: 'Love Is Strange' and 'Sword of Doom'

Clicking and Streaming: 'Love Is Strange' and 'Sword of Doom'

"Love Is Strange" Directed by Ira Sachs Currently available on DVD/Blu-Ray In most romances, no...

Clicking and Streaming: 'Safe'

Clicking and Streaming: 'Safe'

Modern life is killing Carol White (Julianne Moore). She wheezes. Her nose bleeds....

Clicking and Streaming: 'We Are The Best'

Clicking and Streaming: 'We Are The Best'

Socialist-Feminist-Christian filmmaker Lukas Moodysson fuels his work with a...

Clicking and Streaming: "Los Angeles Plays Itself"

Clicking and Streaming: "Los Angeles Plays Itself"

If you’ve spent a lifetime watching movies, you probably think you know...

Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"

Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"

A Vice magazine fashion photographer receives a letter from his troubled sister Caroline (Amy...

Clicking and Streaming: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' and 'Locke'

Clicking and Streaming: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball' and 'Locke'

The Netflix original documentary "The Battered Bastards of Baseball" details the brief history of...

Gamer's Grammar: Thinking about video game violence in light of Charlie Hebdo and Boko Haram

Gamer's Grammar: Thinking about video game violence in light of Charlie Hebdo and Boko Haram

With the recent killings at Charlie Hebdo (12 dead) and the atrocities committed by...

Gamer's Grammar: World building and the nemesis system in 'Middle-Earth: Shadow or Mordor'

Gamer's Grammar: World building and the nemesis system in 'Middle-Earth: Shadow or Mordor'

As a fiction writer, I am most interested in world-building. Last year, I was...

Gamer's Grammar: Why You Should Care About Gamergate

Gamer's Grammar: Why You Should Care About Gamergate

It’s been a particularly troubling few months for...

Arcade Games Saved My Life

Arcade Games Saved My Life

Just a few pages into Michael Kimball’s “Galaga”...

Game On

Game On

From their basement headquarters inside a rowhouse on Eastern Avenue, developers at...

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