Tyler runs down his Best Performances, Missed 2016 Bests and, finally, the Best Films of 2017 in a recap of his massive movie watching year.
Tyler runs down the best Songs of the Year, featuring a heaping helping of insistent and ebullient hip-hop moments, from emergent artists cementing their place to entrenched superstars topping themselves over again.
In a year of social turmoil, the best albums of the year got angry, vulnerable, and fuzzy. Tyler breaks them down.
Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell anchor Martin McDonagh’s latest ode to the human condition, playing damaged, grieving shells lashing out in search of redemption or vengeance, whichever comes first.
The Best Records of 2017’s 3rd Quarter featured surprises, reformations, explosive expansions, and iterative growth, sometimes all within the same record. It was a quarter of thinking about some of the most carefully curated bands and their intentions, while also marveling at the simplicity that comes from a lack of expectation.
The 2nd Quarter’s Best Albums of 2017 evened out the year to a consistent rhythm of strong, if not revolutionary, albums from new and old artists alike. Oh, and a wallop from the Best Rapper Alive.
Featuring a bevy of singer-songwriters, several ascendent stars, and the return of a few all-time great acts, the first quarter of 2017 did not disappoint with its Best Albums.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds can’t breathe life (heh) into a rote genre exercise and Alien clone that will probably still make its money back.
Julia Ducournau’s audacious feature length debut stuns, blending vampiric hedonism, junkie freak outs, the struggles of being a genius in a room full of slackers, and freshman year hazing into a impeccably shot parable to self-control.
Anchored by strong performances across a variety of ages, the Best Films of 2016 were, frequently, markers of reconciliation with the eternal truths of familial connection.