It’s a tricky thing to blend highly stylized artifice with real emotion, and perhaps David Lynch's Wild at Heart doesn’t always get it right. The attempt, though, is pure rock ‘n roll.
To salute our May theme, Chad sits down with deputy cohost Fran Hoepfner and movie and music writer Sydney Urbanek, to discuss the greatest initially-PG-rated movie of all time(?): Miloš Forman’s 1984 Amadeus.
Maybe I’m being hyperbolic here, but does anyone better exemplify sex, drugs, and rock and roll than Fleetwood Mac?
The wig is the central motif of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an expression of hyper-femininity that also functions as a mask in how it draws the eyes up and away from her face, the cacophony of glitter brushed above the eye as well as the palpable loneliness swirling inside of it.
While I'm Not There features several inspired leaps, few are as audacious as reimagining Bob Dylan as a young African American kid.
Using humor and goodwill, Cookie Mueller drafted her own terms for navigating life within a misogynistic society.
That Thing You Do! gleams with friendliness, gladness, soulfulness—the kind of personable perfectionism of a homespun masterwork.
“November Rain” is more than a music video. It’s every idea that existed in hard rock in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s compressed into nine minutes.
In spite of the Total Request Live and low-cut bootleg pants of it all, Josie and the Pussycats captures—and then eviscerates—the bizarre contours of early-2020s culture with more clarity than any piece of contemporary media.
We have mythologized Sid and Nancy because we need to make sense of senselessness.
While fictionalized accounts of rock stars' sex lives and personal relationships are often sensational, The Hours and Times distinguishes itself as a small-scale, conversational film, one that centralizes an ambiguous relationship.
What makes Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell so refreshing is its admission of recovery as a continued effort.