Best things of 2023

Hellbender – this came out in 2021 but I became obsessed with it this year and I’ve watched it over and over and over again and I love…just thinking about it. Poor Things – a late-breaking obsession, the last movie I saw and such a marvel. When I left the theater my entire body was

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Screaming Females, Glass House

Negative space builds suspense here. First, Marissa Paternoster sings with only a low, thrumming bass to keep her company; she sounds exposed and barely accompanied. Crunchy, heavy guitars answer her, filling the void, and then pulling back. Voice and guitar trade riffs back and forth, building anxiety until they join in a punishing duet.  But

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