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Ranking: Every Jack White Album from Worst to Best

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we follow Jack White’s career from his 1999 eponymous debut with The White Stripes to his most recent effort with The Raconteurs, 2019’s

TV Review: What We Do in the Shadows Works Best as a Series

(Editor’s note: The following review covers the first four episodes of What We Do in the Shadows‘ debut season.) The Pitch: By now, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows has existed in one form or another for over a decade. What started as a short film in 2005 slowly mutated into

The 10 Best Adaptations of A Christmas Carol

Page to Screen is a monthly free-form column in which Matt Melis explores how either a classic or contemporary work of literature made the sometimes triumphant, often disastrous leap from prose to film. This time, he soars alongside the Ghost of Christmas Past to revisit the very best adaptations of A Christmas Carol. Check your humbugs with the girl

The Smashing Pumpkins’ 10 Best Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts is a new feature in which we look past the hits and dig into the buried gems of our favorite back catalogs. Few modern rock bands have a discography that can match the scope and quality of the The Smashing Pumpkins’ catalog. Since the outset of the ’90s, William Patrick “Billy” Corgan Jr. has

Ranking: Every Horror Movie Sequel From Worst to Best

Artwork by Cap Blackard (Buy Prints + More) Rank and File finds us sorting through an exhaustive, comprehensive body of work or collection of pop-culture artifacts. This time, we sift through the slush pile of horror sequels and separate the terrible from the terrifying. There’s perhaps nothing more pure than a stand-alone horror movie. Well, a

Ranking: Every Marvel Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best

This feature originally ran in April 2015 and will be periodically updated and re-published with the latest Marvel releases. Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we sort through the best and

Film Review: BlacKkKlansman Finds Spike Lee At His Best and Boldest

Walking out of BlacKkKlansman, one can’t help but feel electrified. A late-summer entry amidst the seat-shakers of the last three months, here is something deeply substantial and remarkably satisfying. Here’s a sublime work that is full-blooded, historically inventive, hilarious, and heartbreaking. Stylish and thoughtful, Spike Lee is motivated on this one, and it shows. It