Tag Archives: Best

Ranking: Every Lollapalooza Lineup from Worst to Best

Rank and File finds us sorting through an exhaustive, comprehensive body of work or collection of pop-culture artifacts. This time, we celebrate Lollapalooza by determining which installment of the festival was the greatest of them all. The dog days of summer mean that Lollapalooza is just around the corner, and thousands of music fans are

Ranking: Every Stanley Kubrick Film 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 revisit the spellbinding canon of the late, great Stanley Kubrick. Nobody’s born an arts writer, film critic, or movie buff. Born to be

Robin Is The Best Thing to Happen to Steve Harrington

When the Duffer Brothers rehabilitated Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) in Stranger Things 2, pivoting his character from the smarmy jerk bully of the first season into the blustering idiot who taught Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) how to pick up girls (kind of), they wisely realized they needed to give him a foil who would take

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