Ricki and The Flash Makes a Flaccid Attempt at Feminism Geared Toward Female Rockers

Diablo Cody isn’t usually one to fail. With a strong track record of insightful screenplays including Juno, Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult, it’s disappointing to see her talent fall flat in the Jonathan Demme-directed (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) Ricki and the Flash. A redemption tale, of sorts, the …

M.I.A. Infuses Self-Directed “Borders” Video With Powerful Meaning

M.I.A. is, at this point, well-known for making poignant and, therefore, controversial statements. The latest video for a single called “Borders” from her highly anticipated forthcoming fifth album, Matahdatah,  is everything you would expect of a woman who has always stood firmly for the rights of refugees–regardless of how unpopular …

Women With Unibrows and Scarecrow Men Brighten Up David Bowie’s “Blackstar” Video

It’s hard to fathom that David Bowie is putting out what will be his twenty-eighth album, Blackstar (stylized as ★), on January 8, 2016–his 69th birthday. To prepare us, the incomparable musician/performance artist (for all intents and purposes) has released a ten minute visual accompaniment to help us get used to the idea of …