Tag Archives: Best

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

Vinnie Paul Reportedly Leaves Bulk of His Estate to Best Friend and Girlfriend

Details of the will left by Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul were revealed today. According to the report, his best friend Charles Jones and girlfriend Chelsea Yeager stand to inherit 75 percent of his estate. The news comes via TMZ, who say that Jones will receive 38 percent, with Yeager receiving only one percent less. The rest

Ranking: Every Pixar Movie 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 engage in an animated rundown of all 19 Pixar films. Just over two decades ago, Toy Story heralded the arrival of a new force

Ranking: Every Star Wars Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best

This feature was originally published in December 2015. A long time ago, we were just stargazing kids, worshiping our letterbox collection of George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy. Years later, the Force is strong with us as we do the Imperial March this week and celebrate Nothing but Star Wars! with a rogue squadron of features, essays, and

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

This Year’s Model Is Still Elvis Costello at His Angry Best

“I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen. There’s no reason to do this song here.” The words are arguably as famous as any performer has ever uttered on Saturday Night Live. Elvis Costello didn’t get so much as two verses off of “Less Than Zero” before he abruptly waved the song off, instead directing his backing band,

Ranking: Valentine’s Day Films from Worst to Best

This feature originally ran in February 2015. We’re reposting it for, you guessed it, Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, a loved or loathed holiday depending upon one’s relationship status and willingness to succumb to commercialism’s flowers-and-candy paradigm, is nigh. And what better way to celebrate after gift-giving — or throwing a Singles Appreciation party or eating