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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a messy, Disney-fied compromise

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a messy, Disney-fied compromise

It’s no secret by now that “Avengers: Age of Ultron”...

Clicking and Streaming: Music doc 'The Wrecking Crew' is informative and more importantly, Bono free

Director Denny Tedesco is the son of featured guitarist Tommy Tedesco, who was a go-to player on...

'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' provide pointed lessons for today's revolutionaries

Imagine if Kevin Moore, the man who recorded the arrest of Freddie Gray,...

Khalik Allah's 'Field Niggas' gleans wisdom from the kind of people Bloomberg, SRB, and others don't think have any

I have a soft spot in my heart for parts of New York City that remind me...

MFF 2015: 'Unexpected'

Don’t be put off by the “The Blind Side”-like setup of...

NOISE

Bassnectar, Above & Beyond headline this year's Moonrise Festival

American DJ and record producer Bassnectar is set to return as a headliner of the Moonrise...

Sun Ra Arkestra leader Marshall Allen to play Baltimore show with Spectral this Sunday

Marshall Allen, the alto-saxophone player who played with avant-garde jazz legend Sun Ra dating back...

Schwarz premieres video for 'Forever'

Earlier today local posi-club producer Schwarz released a video for the song 'Forever,' the A-side...

MFF 2015: 'Rebels of the Neon God'

MFF 2015: 'Rebels of the Neon God'

If Tsai Ming-Liang doesn’t seem to carry the same cachet in the U.S....

MFF 2015: 'Henry Gamble's Birthday Party'

MFF 2015: 'Henry Gamble's Birthday Party'

Few films feature bros jacking off together in a totally “guys just...

MFF 2015: 'Sailing a Sinking Sea'

MFF 2015: 'Sailing a Sinking Sea'

When you hear “nomad,” you probably think about tribes living on...

MFF 2015: 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

MFF 2015: 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

Tab Hunter, an Eisenhower-era teen heartthrob and prolific pop singer turned...

MFF 2015: 'In the Basement'

MFF 2015: 'In the Basement'

As the saying goes, it does what it says on the tin: Austrian filmmaker...

'White God,' starring more than 200 dogs is a manipulative piece of miserablism

'White God,' starring more than 200 dogs is a manipulative piece of miserablism

Dog movies are sort of, like, a thing right now? Not the talking-animal sort...

'Us, Naked: Trixie and Monkey' details lives of the acrobatic comedy burlesque duo

'Us, Naked: Trixie and Monkey' details lives of the acrobatic comedy burlesque duo

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey have been performing elaborate,...

Three City Paper writers think way too hard about 'The Room'

Three City Paper writers think way too hard about 'The Room'

We’re all grown-ups here pretty much, which means we can pick and...

Subversive western 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' at the Senator

Subversive western 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' at the Senator

This bitter revisionist Western examines how town newbie and aspiring lawyer...

Weed Issue Clicking and Streaming: 'Stalker'

Weed Issue Clicking and Streaming: 'Stalker'

A couple of years ago, a panel of experts convinced me that “Stalker,” Andrei Tarkovsky&...

Weed Issue Clicking and Streaming: 'The Holy Mountain'

Weed Issue Clicking and Streaming: 'The Holy Mountain'

For years, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Holy Mountain” was more a movie myth than a...

Weed Issue Clicking and Streaming: 'Cyborg'

Weed Issue Clicking and Streaming: 'Cyborg'

1989. The Reagan ’80s led into the first Bush era, the Cold War’s over but its damage...

Clicking and Streaming: Tough guys and puppies in the gruff, sweet, 'The Drop'

Clicking and Streaming: Tough guys and puppies in the gruff, sweet, 'The Drop'

Directed by a Belgian best known for "Bullhead," a bumpy noir about the beef trade, and written by...

Clicking and Streaming: Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline' brings Faulknerian modernism to television

Clicking and Streaming: Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline' brings Faulknerian modernism to television

So many people called "The Wire" Dickensian that David Simon incorporated a joke about it into the...

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...

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'

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

Clicking and Streaming: 'Safe'

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

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"

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

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'

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

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...

'Hotline Miami 2,' is a video game that makes you feel bad for playing it

'Hotline Miami 2,' is a video game that makes you feel bad for playing it

A friend of mine declared 2012’s “Hotline Miami,” a mercilessly gory, 8-bit...

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

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

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

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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