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Beyond the Grime • Dearth Makes Ugly Music Shred

Purposefully ugly art is nothing new. It’s usually meant to weed out the people who can’t look beyond the unattractive aesthetic to find the deeper meaning and beauty in what’s presented. Dearth, a new blackened death metal band from Oakland that has some roots closer to Sacramento, has taken this…

A World Gone … Gone | The Cloverfield Paradox | TV-MA | Netflix

If you’re a fan of the Cloverfield franchise, then Netflix and Paramount Pictures has created a movie just for you. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions teamed up with writers Oren Uziel and Doug Jung to introduce us to—dun dun dunnnn—The Cloverfield Paradox. The story was adapted from Uziel’s original screenplay,…

The 2018 Winter Olympics: A Real Snow Job

Every four years, it gets cold enough somewhere in the world to host a massive sporting event in the snow and on the ice. They call it the Winter Olympics, and this year it’s being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Olympics are like the Summer Olympics, except colder…

Thunder Road | Hostiles | Rated R

Hostiles is such a complicated film, though I guess I should have expected as much from anything starring Christian Bale and directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass). You can imagine how exciting something like this would sound in a pitch meeting, too: A Western—which is the hallmark of American grit…