@isaacfeldberg

Isaac Feldberg

🎙 Pop culture critic, editor, absolute darling. Here, I’ll share reviews, commentary, and who knows what else. Just don’t expect many smooth transiti-

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Rolling Stone’s 500 Best Songs of All Time list just got a refresh. Discuss!

@isaacfeldberg|14h ago|3:41

What are the most exciting and egregious exclusions and inclusions on this naturally biased list?

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Review: "The Alpinist" struggles to keep up with climber Marc-André Leclerc

@isaacfeldberg|15h ago|4:59

One of the most accomplished alpinists in the world gets a suitably vertigo-inducing doc. My full review: https://bit.ly/3zeDGr7

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James Wan’s "Malignant" is a new, triumphantly messy vision of terror

@isaacfeldberg|21h ago|4:15

The architect of "Saw," "The Conjuring," and "Insidious" is back with a massive, cuckoo-bananas horror inspired by Frank Henelotter and Italian gialli

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Looking back at Italian giallo horror

@isaacfeldberg|2d ago|4:59

The aestheticized, textural excess of Italian horror continues to influence filmmakers today. Here’s where to start.

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Pitchfork Fest: St. Vincent gives a grand headlining show on Day 2

@isaacfeldberg|3d ago|5:00

The guitar goddess tore through a high-energy leading slot at Pitchfork Fest on Saturday.

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Pitchfork Fest: Waxahatchee, Faye Webster, and Angel Olsen on Day 2

@isaacfeldberg|3d ago|4:59

At Chicago’s Union Park, I saw three exceptional sets from indie folk all-stars.

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Pitchfork Fest: Phoebe Bridgers earns her headlining slot Friday

@isaacfeldberg|3d ago|4:59

After releasing "Punisher," one of last year’s most seismic indie-folk records, Bridgers finally got to perform it in a cathartic headlining set.

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Pitchfork Fest: Hop Along, Animal Collective, Big Thief

@isaacfeldberg|3d ago|4:59

At Pitchfork fest on Friday, I took in three distinct rock bands and had a blast.

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Streaming rec: "Coherence," on Amazon Prime

@isaacfeldberg|4d ago|2:40

From 2013, this low-budget high-concept sci-fi gem is worth your time. My full review on Inverse: https://bit.ly/3hpkC3p

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In praise of Mary Elizabeth Winstead

@isaacfeldberg|7d ago|4:58

Consistently great and underrated, she has a showcase in Netflix’s action-thriller "Kate," out Friday.

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"The Matrix Resurrections" gets a terrific first trailer

@isaacfeldberg|7d ago|4:59

Are you excited for Lana Wachowski’s return to this iconic sci-fi series?

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Rest in peace, Michael K. Williams

@isaacfeldberg|1w ago|3:31

The actor, best known for "The Wire" and "Lovecraft Country," was found dead over the long weekend. He was 54.

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Shudder: a hidden gem of a streaming service for horror fans

@isaacfeldberg|1w ago|4:57

A hearty recommendation for Shudder, my favorite streaming service.

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"Shang-Chi" nears $140 mil opening!

@isaacfeldberg|2w ago|4:57

The Marvel blockbuster has triumphed in a hit-and-miss mid-COVID market.

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Amber Sealey’s "No Man of God" is an unusually thoughtful Ted Bundy drama

@isaacfeldberg|2w ago|4:58

Depictions of Bundy in popular culture often fail by glamorizing him. "No Man of God" sidesteps that problem.

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Amazon’s "Cinderella" remake hits a false note (w/ guest Cat Sullivan)

@isaacfeldberg|2w ago|4:56

Joining me to discuss Camilla Cabello’s spin on the princess tale is Filmspotting PA @catmsullivan

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‘Shang-Chi’ is Marvel’s martial-arts superhero adventure, made with surprising grace

@isaacfeldberg|2w ago|4:59|

I’m on record as less than enamored of Marvel formula, but ‘Shang-Chi’ surprised me.

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About "Jail 2" on Kanye West’s DONDA

@isaacfeldberg|2w ago|4:56

We should talk about those features.

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Will "No Time to Die" leaning on nostalgia for Daniel Craig’s James Bond pay off?

@isaacfeldberg|2w ago|4:57

"In the beginning, he became 007." New trailers for the next Bond really hope you liked the last ones.

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"The Night House," now in theaters, is very scary. Its director calls it "the Hellraiser movie he’d never get to make"

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|4:41

I interviewed director David Bruckner for The Playlist. https://bit.ly/3z6ZJRk

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The most personal piece I’ve written, on "Minari"

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|4:27

How do you mark the loss of someone you loved? I grapple through writing. My essay on my sister, heart conditions, and "Minari" https://bit.ly/3mJqPL2

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"Love and Monsters" is now on Hulu!

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|4:25

Much better than expected, Dylan O’Brien’s "boy and his dog" post-apocalyptic adventure is now on Hulu. It really does rock.

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Re-Swell: @lmv’s brilliant discussion of Francis Poulenc’s "Diary of My Songs"

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|1:25

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"The Third Man," on Amazon Prime, is archetypal, radical film noir

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|5:00

A 4K restoration is now playing in arthouse theaters, but Carol Reed’s classic portrait of postwar Vienna is streaming for you to watch at home.

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Oscar contenders from the first half of 2021

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|5:00

Apologies for the brief ending on this one, but I could see PIG, ALL LIGHT EVERYWHERE, THE GREEN KNIGHT, CODA, and SUMMER OF SOUL going the distance.

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‘Reminiscence,’ on HBO Max, is romantic, time-twisting sci-fi noir

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|5:00|

I spoke to Lisa Joy and Thandiwe Newton about ‘Westworld’ and ‘Reminiscence.’ https://bit.ly/38675sc

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Pros and cons of breaking a big news story

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|4:59|

My interview with Thandiwe Newton is going viral. Should I be credited directly?

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Thandiwe Newton is not holding back

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|2:50

I interviewed Thandiwe Newton for Inverse. We spoke about Westworld, Reminiscence, and Star Wars. https://bit.ly/2UOAQeh

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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane,’ on Hulu, an unusually cinematic gaslighting thriller shot on iPhone

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|5:00

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Temp Check: Do you care about the Oscars?

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|2:29

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A24’s "The Green Knight," on VOD today, is a bold reimagining of Arthurian myth

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|4:55|

Translation: go see this wild movie, and revel in the power of Dev Patel!

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The Castle of Cagliostro (w/special guest Cat Sullivan)

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|5:00|

I invite Filmspotting production assistant Cat Sullivan (@catmsullivan) on to briefly chat about Miyazaki’s "The Castle of Cagliostro," now on Netflix

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Neill Blomkamp is back! (‘Demonic’ is apparently terrible, but still)

@isaacfeldberg|3w ago|4:48|

12 years since ‘District 9,’ its director has decided to circumvent the studio system he’s struggled in since.

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Apple TV+ is cementing its strategy as the premier destination for crowdpleasers

@isaacfeldberg|4w ago|4:44

CODA makes it official. After Ted Lasso, Wolfwalkers, and a deal with Tom Hanks, Apple TV+ is aiming to be the crowdpleaser service.

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"Cryptozoo," in select theaters and on VOD, is truly wild, hallucinogenic animation

@isaacfeldberg|4w ago|4:56

I spoke to co-director Dash Shaw for The Playlist about his melancholic, ‘60s-set animated feature for adults. bit.ly/387zCxu

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The Year of the Intense Middle-Aged Bearded White Guy in a Baseball Cap

@isaacfeldberg|4w ago|4:59

A recent post by Richard Rushfield in The Ankler has me thinking about Stillwater, Joe Bell, and Palmer.

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Box-Office Report: "Free Guy" a winner as new releases bomb

@isaacfeldberg|4w ago|5:00

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Review: ‘CODA’ spotlights the Deaf experience, on Apple TV+

@isaacfeldberg|4w ago|4:59|

Apple TV+’s Sundance darling (and potential Oscar contender) is a sweet coming-of-age story about a culturally Deaf family and their hearing daughter.

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"Attack the Block," now streaming on Amazon, is one of the decade’s best sci-fi cult movies.

@isaacfeldberg|4w ago|4:58|

Before John Boyega met Star Wars, or Jodie Whittaker did Dr. Who, they fought aliens together. For more, my review on Inverse: https://bit.ly/2VUPukO

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With "Hotel Transylvania 4" headed to streaming, will family films ever go back to theaters?

@isaacfeldberg|1mo ago|4:12

Would you take your family to the movies right now, or has COVID-19 changed the way you think about family movie night?

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FX’s "Alien" series will arrive in 2023

@isaacfeldberg|1mo ago|4:54

With "Fargo" creator Noah Hawley making an "Alien" series for FX, could a prequel to Ripley and the Xenomorphs set up the franchise’s next stage?

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Box-Office Update: Free Guy, Don’t Breathe 2, Respect

@isaacfeldberg|1mo ago|4:59

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Review: Is Holocaust deception doc "Misha and the Wolves," on Netflix, a true-crime story or something more complex?

@isaacfeldberg|1mo ago|4:54|

I dive into "Misha and the Wolves" and the limits of Netflix’s true-crime branding. #Reviews #MovieReviews

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In praise of Nicolas Roeg’s "Walkabout," which just turned 50

@isaacfeldberg|1mo ago|5:00|

On "Walkabout," Nicolas Roeg’s 1971 masterpiece, which I covered for Paste this week. https://s.swell.life/SSfpLSpbqnZlmJF

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A brief introduction!

@isaacfeldberg|1mo ago|3:02

A few words on who I am, where my work as a writer is headed, and what I’ll discuss on this Swellcast. (Answer to all three: Still figuring that out!)

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