For all of its faults, “Ismael’s Ghosts” succeeds at one major task: respecting film as art by serving as an homage to French New Wave cinema.
Ansari and Yang show no hesitance in posing difficult questions in every corner of the show, but it doesn’t seem as if they’re attempting to provide answers.
Released Mother’s Day weekend, the main pitfall of “Snatched” is that it tries too hard to be more than just a kidnap romp.
spin bridges the scary chasm that divides hard rock from tamer genres. There is intensity there — not only in the guitar or other instrumentals, but also in the lyrics themselves.
Arimah weaves in aspects from several different genres, including, but not limited to, ghost stories, magical realism and even a touch of horror.
It should come as no surprise that “Hounds of Love” is not an easy film to watch — a few left the theatre during its showing — but its sheer intensity and energy are captivating if you can stomach emotional and physical abuse.
Beyond Brener’s talent and knack at playing nerds like Big Head, he claims luck played a huge role in his success. He found himself at the right place at the right time a few years after his move to Los Angeles.
The whole Mac DeMarco shtick has a ticking expiration date before he goes from cute to suffocating. We can only handle so many of his stunts — like shoving drumsticks up his butt or telling fans his home address, something he admits was a bit ill-advised — before he becomes nothing more than a royal pain in the ass rather than Indie Rock royalty.