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Discourse - “Sanity Decays” South Carolina-based hardcore band, Discourse, released “Sanity Decays” in 2015. Each track’s message can only be delivered through a rawness that consolidates the harsh vocals with powerful drums and momentous guitar....

Lit Pick of the Week: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

Radar is committed to all forms of art and entertainment and as such, will pick one book as a reading recommendation every week. This week, Radar’s “Lit” pick is “Everything I Never Told You”...

“A Day Without A Mexican” offers surreal look at California’s anti-immigration attitude

If you're looking for a high budget, high-profile cast documentary that exposes a novel human condition, then “A Day Without A Mexican” is not for you. The film, which was screened on the 5th...

A punk show on a balcony: Downtown Riverside ArtsWalk

High atop a balcony in downtown Riverside, live punk music was spilling onto the streets. You could see very little of the burgeoning ruckus except a sliver of red light peering out of a...

Things We Enjoyed …

“Neo Yokio” Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig has an American anime on Netflix starring Jaden Smith and it’s as wacky as that sounds. Smith is Kaz Kaan, a super-rich kid with nothing but loose ends who...

Reading Film 101: Where “Antichrist” succeeds and “mother!” fails

This article uses two films as catalysts to discuss allegorical storytelling in film. Thusly, spoilers for Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” and, to a lesser extent, Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist,” ensue. The unspoken standard that underlies...

“Blade Runner 2049” proves Denis Villeneuve as the closest we have to a modern...

The Highlander would like to thank ASPB for their free screening of “Blade Runner 2049.” “Don’t touch it. Just leave it alone,” are the words that escape my mouth at the thought of a revitalization...

Tom Cruise lives the American dream in “American Made”

Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a biopic about Jordan Belfort, played to the extreme by longtime Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, a Wall Street stockbroker who — oh wait wrong movie. The...

“Flatliners” should not have been resuscitated

Ah yes, “Flatliners,” Joel Schumacher’s 1990 cult classic film starring Kiefer Sutherland about med students flatlining themselves to see what lies beyond death. Now that is a film long overdue a blockbuster remake. Fans...

Poised, Florist reflects on grief with loving hope

Emily Sprague is no stranger to pain. In early 2014, the singer-songwriter behind Florist — a “friendship project” composed of Sprague, Rick Spataro and Jonnie Baker — broke her neck and suffered arm damage...