Tokyo Police Club’s newest single, “New Blues” is a clash of old and new for the Toronto based indie rock band. The heavy distortion on the track recalls the frantic experimentation from their first album, A Lesson in Crime, while the more melodic aspects are in keeping with the band’s direction ever since 2010’s Champ….
In this episode of The 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt discuss—with ample heated argument—No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. The film won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture in 2008, and Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for his role in it as…
In this episode of The 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt discuss Charlie Chaplin’s anti-fascist commentary, The Great Dictator (1940). In it, they talk about the movie’s historical context and share their thoughts on the film’s humor and political messages. At the time of recording, the film was ranked 53 on IMDb’s top 250 list.
In this episode of The 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt take on nuclear nihilism with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The film is ranked number 52 on IMDb’s top 250, and is an essential piece in Kubrick’s canon.
In this episode of Taste Test, Danielle Hewitt and Amy Guay try out items from Epicurean and Company, the infamous late-night snack spot. They are joined by special guests Jake Sanford and Matthan Sutton, who are longtime fans of the podcast.
After a long hiatus, Taste Test has returned! Danielle Hewitt, Amy Guay and Michael Bergin meet to try one of America’s most popular candies: Skittles. Through mastication and discussion, the three critique some of the brand’s new flavors, and compare them with the classic five.
The first thing that stands out about J. Roddy Walston & the Business is the long flowing locks of three out of four band members. The second thing that stands out about J. Roddy Walston & the Business is that they rock. Hard. Their closest comparison is an early Kings of Leon—before they were labelled…
In this episode of the 250, Danielle and Kayla Hewitt discuss The Elephant Man (1980) starring John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, and Anthony Hopkins, and ranked 148 on IMDb’s top 250.
It’s the holiday season once again, and that means it’s high time to revisit one of Halftime’s (read: my) favorite Christmas albums. Sufjan Stevens’ one-hundred-song ode to the Christmas holiday is a wondrous and weird compilation of beloved classics and super original deep cuts. So for the third (and final) time, Halftime Presents: A Sufjan…