The magnificent Donald Ray Pollock delivers something that's not quite on par with The Devil All The Time here, but it has its own merits....
jpegmafia's new album Veteran is an angry, low-key sophisticated challenge at the way we make hip-hop now.
The idea of good vs evil is prevalent in our culture, but it's the most basic, boring narrative you can come up with. Be bold. Don't be a basic bitch.
Sam Wiebe is back on Dead End Follies to discuss the boundaries between genre and literary fiction again and tell you about a book he fucking hates.
Not the most spectacular movie nominated for this year's Oscars, but a finely crafted piece of cinema. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig.
The mark of a great author is to reinvent himself while still delivering what people love about his work and it is mission accomplished for Frank Bill in The Savage.
A little overcooked for my own taste, but a memorable experience nonetheless. This is the revenge movie to end all stupid revenge movies. Starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh.
This movie is beyond terrible. It is dumb and insulting in the worst possible ways. I'm spoiling the ending in this review, so it'll spare you the two hours.
Award-winning author Sam Wiebe drops by to talk about a Lawrence Block short story he particularly likes: Batman's Helpers, which conveys a lot more of social commentary than some mainstream literary fiction does.
I accidentally stumbled upon an old Zoe Williams article saying we should stop reading fiction in these times of crisis. I beg to differ.
Nicolas Cage is beautiful in it, but this one's a hard no. Vengeance : A Love Story is set inside the savior fantasies of its director and screenwriter.
Jackie isn't trying to reinvent cinema, but it's suggesting new and bold ways to process history. Starring Natalie Portman. Directed by Pablo Larrain.
Authors like Sam Wiebe not only prove that detective novels aren't dead, but they're raising the bar for the genre.
First Impressions is more of a challenge than a conventional narrative. Can you solve the riddle before the credits roll? Directed by Eric Shapiro. Adapted from a Greg F. Gifune short story.
Black metal sometimes gets bogged down with its own clichés, but it's not the case here. Blight is angry, sophisticated and passionate music.
The B movies aren't dead! Mindgamers is so earnestly terrible that it's a riot to watch. Unfortunately starring Sam Neil.
Entertainment comes from the most unexpected places in the stale and formulaic Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nobody ever thought of Thor as more than an afterthought and here were are...
I haven't had this much fun with a book in quite some time. The Books of Blood are wild, violent and quite clever. Clive Barker is the man.
A nervous and horny couple invite a woman over for a threesome, she starts feeling way too dizzy after drinking some wine, think you know where this is going? Think again.