SCREENS

'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

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

'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...

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...

NOISE

Watch the 'Freaky Friday'-esque video for the Ed Schrader's Music Beat song 'Emperor's New Chair'

The premise is this: Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice are on the set of a big-time video shoot,...

Listen to Beauty Pill's cover of classic Lungfish track 'Ann The Word'

Lungfish, one of Baltimore's most revered bands as well the only major Dischord Records act based...

Listen to the new Blacksage single 'Basement Vows'

Blacksage, the local darkwave-y duo of Josephine Olivia and Drew Scott, is set to play a release...

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...

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...

Spit and shit and dead bodies: 'Hard to Be a God,' a grimy, three-hour Russian sci-fi epic, comes to the Senator

Spit and shit and dead bodies: 'Hard to Be a God,' a grimy, three-hour Russian sci-fi epic, comes to the Senator

The world of “Hard to Be a God,” a sci-fi film decades in...

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

'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...

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)&...

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: 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'

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...

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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