At this point, Pierce Brosnan has played a dissolute middle-aged riff on James Bond more times than he’s played the actual Bond
I think my favorite example of this is in The Tailor of Panama...he really nails the sleazeball aspect of a Bond-esque spy and helps make the movie fairly entertaining (if not exactly good… Read more
Just had to mention the Randy Travis cameo and the scene where Jon Voight tries to choke him out.
I’ll go to bat for “Autopilot” from Death to False Metal, another mess of an album (although at least that was a B-sides collection). There is something to be said for a tonally consistent departure, which is part of why I like OK Human (and it’s a pretty good batch of songs too). King Gizzard is another band that’s… Read more
Early ‘00s Pitchfork is really the epitome of the phenomenon when a group of largely immature people have way, way too much influence. And I’m reminded of someone commenting that if, say, NYC Ghosts & Flowers or Liz Phair or Travistan actually deserved a 0.0, what rating would you give, say, a neo-Nazi band? Read more
Which one has “Little Digger?” To me, that’s an essential one to save if we’re going to shelve large chunks of the self-titled and Somebody’s Miracle.
There’s a through-line from the marital dissatisfaction in wcse to the dating-in-her-50s stuff on Soberish, and pausing for (a fictionalized) Nick meeting a new… Read more
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: despite being used to AVClub’s occasional grammar flub, it’s absurd how often y’all misspell “America’s Sweetheart, Aidy Bryant” in here. You don’t even write the proper “ASAB” abbreviation in the interview. This is supposed to be at least a little professional, right?
Take it away, Ed McMahon!
I’m on the spectrum myself and got the same feeling. At best it could explain how he goes about some things, but certainly not the why. Neurodiversity is cool and we certainly shouldn’t try to all act in the same way (much as society may try to pressure us all) but we can still be decent human beings.
Oh my god I love your writing style, thank you for bringing joy into my day.