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Album reviews: Linkin Park, Grandpa Egg, Umphrey’s McGee

Album reviews: Linkin Park, Grandpa Egg, Umphrey’s McGee

Linkin Park The Hunting Party/Warner Bros. Somewhere along the way, the band Linkin Park became viewed as a formulaic one-trick pony. Pair up Chester Bennington’s throat- scraping screeches with raucous guitars and drums, occasional scratches and raps from Mike Shinoda, repeat, and call it good. And while this might have been true at the start, […]

Jenny Slate plays a single woman dealing with a complicated personal life in the real world romantic comedy Obvious Child. Photo credit: Rooks Nest Entertainment

Film review: Obvious Child reflects a woman flawed and whole

Let’s answer your most pressing question about Obvious Child: Yes, Paul Simon’s song “Obvious Child” appears in the movie. Twice. Unless you’ve been avoiding press about movies since January, you know Obvious Child is a romantic comedy in which the main character, Donna (Jenny Slate), has an abortion. But that’s not entirely what the movie […]

Agata Trzebuchowska delivers a strong performance in the powerful story of Ida, a woman searching the past for details of her true identity. Publicity photo

Film review: Style and substance combine forcefully in Ida

The most beguiling thing about Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida is its look. Its cinematography, by Ryszard Lenczewksi and Lukasz Zal, is so beautiful that it’s easy to forget you’re watching a challenging drama about faith, love, loss, and the ravages of war on identity. Each shot is so artfully composed, in fact, that the photographic artistry […]