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Origin of American Woman

"American Woman", the iconic 60s anti-Vietnam War song, was written in a place that had nothing to do with protest, war, or even America. The Guess Who guitar player Randy Bachman describes the genesis of the hit: a cancelled gig, the sport of curling, and a broken guitar string.

  • Don't Breathe

    For his Evil Dead follow-up, director Fede Alvarez ups the creep factor several hundred notches. Dubbed the best American horror film in 20 years, three teens scout out a blind man for an easy robbery, but of course they were wrong and he turns out to be the most terrifying man on the planet. As the trailer implies, it's pretty f'd up. Starring Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang, the film is set to hit theaters August 26, 2016.

  • Movie Violence Done Right

    Movies and violence have been intertwined since the beginning. In today's modern world of superhero films and Michael Bay explosions, striking the balance between action that furthers the plot and action simply for the sake of action has skewed mostly in the direction of the latter. This video essay looks at the excellent, awkward action in the work of writer and director Shane Black.