Eurus

Next up on the chopping block: Euros by The Oh Hellos. Cross your legs, align your chakras, and let’s get a little bit spiritual. But first, an ad from our sponsors: Are you tired of today’s pop songs, always drawing from the same grab-bag of well-worn tropes and tired-out lyrics? Ready to trade lyrics like these: “I’m that motherfucker bustin’ heads, Finna push it to the ledge, Yeah, I’ve been smokin’ my meds Ain’t got no love for the feds.” – “44 More” by Logic Or “I met up with an acrobat… Read More

Expectations

Composed by Wild Child, reviewed by me.  Bonjour y’all, and welcome to another cerebrally titillating review brought to you from the somnolent Saintes, a town perpetually blanketed in clouds and cool breezes. Today we’ll actually be doing a double-feature, reviewing two works related, not only in genre, but in geographical origin as well. Join me as we travel to the Lone-star State, where everything is folksier, and, (surprise, surprise!) more ~ introspective. ~ Also, today the American Fables’ team of one is breaking from their haphazard reviewing methodology in favor of reviewing… Read More

Over The Garden Wall

Led-through the mist, By the milk-light of moon All that was lost is revealed… – “Into the Unknown,” Over the Garden Wall     Created by Patrick McHale, reviewed by me.  Hey everyone, this week we’re delving into the Unknown with Over the Garden Wall, a 10 episode mini-series created by Patrick McHale. I’m really excited about this one; I’ve been a fan of this gem for a minute now, and I really enjoyed The Panda Tooth’s recent Over the Garden Wall piano medley, a wonderful arrangement showcasing some of the story’s most enchanting melodies, commemorative… Read More

The Square

Directed by Ruben Östlund, reviewed by me.  Hey, everyone, so today I’m doing my first movie review. I should probably mention I’m a pretty avid reader of Rotten Tomatoes’ home page, and I’ve read a lot of their certified critics’ one or two line reviews. So, that said, I think I’m ready to go ahead and cut my teeth on this year’s Palme d’Or winner, The Square, directed by Ruben Östlund. I watched the original version of this film with French subtitles about a week ago in the Théâtre Gallia. I wanted to… Read More

Turtles All the Way Down

Written by John Green, reviewed by me.  Hey, everyone, welcome to my first review! Ouf, that looks a little funny… probably kinda weird to say welcome to a review. I mean, this isn’t, like, a physical space; I’m not opening my review’s front door and ushering you in to my review’s foyer, taking your coats and scarves and hats and all that. You didn’t bring me, like, a page-warming gift. No baked goods, or flowers, or edible arrangements. I mean, it’s not a physical space, I know, but wow, that would’ve been… Read More