Winona Ryder’s Facial Expressions: An Emotional Color Wheel That Probably Needs to Be Made Into A Poster for Spanish Class

Awards shows are generally pretty banal these days, and we must glom onto the one meme-able moment we can find. At last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Winona Ryder provided that moment and many more with a range of facial expressions that prove exactly why she chose the profession of …

Charli XCX Slightly Amends Her Sound (And Look) For A More J-Pop Feel With “Crazy Crazy”

As Charli XCX continues to leave us in anticipation of her forthcoming third album, she has found the time to sate fans with a collaboration with Japanese model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and DJ/record producer Yasutaka Nakata. Prior to this, her first single from an as of yet untitled record, “After the Afterparty” …

Austra’s “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” Video Takes on The Topic of Depression Through Astronaut Lisa Nowak

As Katie Stelmanis of Austra has so eloquently stated of one of the major problems with current politics–America or otherwise–“There’s a major disconnect between what we need to thrive as humans and what we put a monetary value to.” That being said, one of the major issues underlying how the …

Things To Come: Just When You’ve Settled Comfortably Into Middle Age, Life Discomfits You

Isabelle Huppert’s filmic renaissance of late came specifically with the one-two punch releases of Elle and Things to Come (known simply as L’Avenir in French) back during the high season of the New York Film Festival. Both were revered, both prominently featured a black cat as a companion/central character. But …

Slow Pacing and Erratic Behavior from Dennis Hopper Bring Out the Strange in Wim Wenders’ The American Friend

The thing about adapting a novel from Patricia Highsmith is that it almost always guarantees the film will have a high gloss feel with the trade off of a slow pace. Wim Wenders’ 1977 interpretation of Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game doesn’t offer much of the former, but plenty of the latter. …