Best films of 2009

A SERIOUS MAN (Joel Coen) — In this brilliant black comedy, the Coen Brothers pose philosophical questions as they drag their poor protagonist through one humiliation after another, ending it all with a beautifully enigmatic shot. THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke) — A haunting portrait of a small town in Continue Reading

Best CDs of 2009

1. NEKO CASE: MIDDLE CYCLONE (Anti) — Neko Case has been the one of the decade’s best artists, with a string of sublime records that blur the lines between country, folk, rock and Girl Group pop. Her career peak so far is 2006’s Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Coming after Continue Reading