Here’s a compilation of our favorite features we published this week.
- David Bowie, The Monks, and Steve Reich were buried under one of rock’s biggest years
- What if Gaspar Noé threw a party and everyone lost their minds?
- Can robots compose entire albums? Switched On Pop examines the evidence
- Alien³ is so much better than David Fincher and its reputation insists
- We wade through Netflix to find the best streaming series for your kids
- Ask an indie rock veteran: Do musicians enjoy listening to their own music?
- The Thermals’ best album is relevant again, but that’s not what makes it so great
- Spike Lee teams up with Jordan Peele for the funny, pointed, uneven BlacKkKlansman
- God Of War’s ending leaves plenty of clues about where the series is headed next
- The paranoid late ’90s thriller Arlington Road hides a cruel twist in plain sight
- Solo, a canceled story: 19 TV spin-offs for breakout characters that no one wanted
- Lars von Trier doesn’t need a press conference to shock the hell out of the Cannes Film Festival
- The Handmaid’s Tale puts everyone in their places
- Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones chew scenery in 1994’s other mad-bomber thriller
- Before TV revivals happened every day, Adult Swim turned Home Movies’ camera back on
- Han Solo brings not enough fun to Cannes, while a superb film makes its late-festival premiere
- The Chronicles Of Riddick barely makes sense, and that doesn’t matter in the slightest
- The Phantom paid tongue-in-cheek homage to old-timey do-gooders but never got its due
- Grey’s Anatomy’s lengthy existence isn’t a joke, it’s a strength
- The B+ career: 10 artists who always deliver very good—but never truly great—work
- The best movies of Cannes 2018, plus a serious Palme D’Or threat at the end of the festival
- After Face/Off, John Woo and Nicolas Cage reunited for an earnest war movie
- The Highest House delivers fantasy comic excellence in an oversized package