Can Rock Defeat Terrorism?

One month ago, Eagles of Death Metal were in mid-performance at the Bataclan Theater in Paris when their show was interrupted by a terrorist attack that left 89 dead there (and 130 total in coordinated attacks elsewhere in the city). All the members of the rock band survived and were understandably traumatized, but they swiftly … Continued

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Ridley Scott & Wes Anderson’s Best Work Is In Past–Indie Wire First off, I am not saying that Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott, two master stylists with new movies in theaters, will not someday surpass their best films: that kind of prediction is impossible and counterproductive. But it must be admitted that they set the … Continued

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by Emily Esfahani Smith New York vs. Paris, A Contrast in Minimalist Pictures—Brain Pickings Kristen Stewart Gives Middle Finger to Paris Fashion Shoot—E! One Man’s Disillusioning Journey Through Film School—LA Times Has Top Chef Gone Bland?—The Daily Beast Lana Del Ray’s Beautiful and Twisted Fantasy—Atlantic It’s Official: Hollywood Is Totally Self-Obsessed—NYT Videogamers Go On Non-Killing … Continued

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