SCREENS

Eric Hatch skewers film culture 140 characters at a time

Eric Hatch skewers film culture 140 characters at a time

Way too many people are crammed into W.C. Harlan for the semi-frequent Shade...

'71' a frantic, tension-filled action flick that unfortunately refuses to take a side

British soldier Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell) does the only sane thing when faced with imminent...

Gamer's Grammar: Frank Underwood of 'House of Cards' inside 'Monument Valley'

In season one of “House of Cards,” Kevin Spacey’s...

NOISE

No Trivia: How white people have gentrified the word 'gentrification'

How do you define "gentrification"? There is the "official" definition, here cribbed from the...

See who's competing in Sound Off Live! for a spot at Artscape

Every year the organizers of Artscape bring a bevy of musicians to the city's massive outdoor arts...

Clicking and Streaming: 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and 'Bridesmaids,' two films that pass The Bechdel Test

When it comes to film, representations of women are for the most part, epic fails. They're almost...

Finding substance in the minimalist Gedi Sibony sculpture 'All Her Teeth Are Made of Slate'

A photo of Gedi Sibony's sculpture 'All Her Teeth Are Made of Slate' from the Baltimore Museum of...

Indie mom of comedy Meshelle's tips for raising a kid you'd want to know as an adult

Indie mom of comedy Meshelle's tips for raising a kid you'd want to know as an adult

Have you ever been in the midst of a great conversation, two-stepping with a...

Movie Magic: Family Saturdays at the Senator will get your kids to appreciate great films

Movie Magic: Family Saturdays at the Senator will get your kids to appreciate great films

The first time I took my kids to the Family Saturdays series at the Senator,...

Luke Skywalker Is a Lie: One dad attempts to counteract the lessons his kids learned from movies

Luke Skywalker Is a Lie: One dad attempts to counteract the lessons his kids learned from movies

Who wouldn’t want to be Luke Skywalker? Not Luke when we meet him,...

Clicking and Streaming: 'Friends' is part Gen-X shit-bag time capsule, part sci-fi New York where 9/11 didn't happen

Clicking and Streaming: 'Friends' is part Gen-X shit-bag time capsule, part sci-fi New York where 9/11 didn't happen

A proposition: Here are the only three ways to watch "Friends," the NBC sitcom about six white...

Hannibal Buress: Chilled-out absurdist, unassuming Cosby slayer

Hannibal Buress: Chilled-out absurdist, unassuming Cosby slayer

Following a Philadelphia gig last October, Hannibal Buress’...

The one-take illusion of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope' beats 'Birdman' by about 60 years

The one-take illusion of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope' beats 'Birdman' by about 60 years

Almost seventy years before “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)&...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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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