Stop, Resurrection time!
Noli Me Tangere (1442), Fra Angelico / U Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer
In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Whitney Houston. But now, a new digital methodology has rendered the tally a shell of its former self, replete with dubious racial and cultural consequences. Chris Molanphy details the chart’s storied history and discusses whether it can be fixed in our latest feature, "I Know You Got Soul".
Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
I paused this movie frequently because I didn’t want it to end too soon, turning a three hour movie into a five hour movie. Even then I wanted it to continue.
Crime // Real Estate
Upon revisiting 12 Years a Slave on Blu-ray this week I got angry that it didn’t get a nomination for Best Cinematography.
“True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure - the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature. But this? Using scissors to cut off the tip of a slice of pizza? I don’t know what this is. ”