Kicking the Canon: February


The Month in Review: February 2015 | March 4, 2015

by InRO Staff, etc.

The Month in Review: February collects all pieces that were published on the Medium-hosted pages In Review Online: The Outpost and Kicking the Canon during the month of February. Pieces published on The Outpost are reviews of current films and albums (this month: indie filmmaker Brandon Colvin’s Sabbatical, action auteurs Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, soul veteran Betty LaVette’s Worthy, K-pop girl group 4Minute’s Crazy, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, and Matthew Vaughn’s Bond spoof Kingsman: The Secret Service), while Kicking the Canon is a project that focuses on assessing canonical film and album releases from the last century (specifically 1960–1999). Titles reviewed ... [Read More]

The Month in Review: January 2015 | Jan. 30, 2015

by InRO Staff, etc. (Intro’d by Sam C. Mac)

January saw inactivity from this site, while our focus shifted to two distinct projects: Kicking the Canon, the site of our retrospective series on the best films and albums of the last century, and In Review Online: The Outpost, the new home of all our contemporary film and music reviews. Both of these projects are hosted through the slick Twitter blogging platform Medium, a more immediate interface for our content. These projects represent the new direction of InRO, and that won’t be changing anytime soon, but as we promised in our away message for the month, this site isn’t going away. Instead, InRO will continue being updated, but as a monthly publication, collecting the work of our writers in what we’re calling The Month in Review ... [Read More]

Death and Rebirth: Kicking the Canon & InRO | Jan. 2, 2015

by Andrew Schenker (Intro’d by Sam C. Mac)

“What is this Kicking the Canon?” you’re probably thinking. And below, that question will be answered. But first, a brief note from me, founder and returning Editor-in-Chief Sam C. Mac. As has been informally announced elsewhere, Kenji Fujishima, who’s helmed InRO for the last two years, has decided to step down, returning the editorship to yours truly. With this re-gifting of the torch comes an era of great change here at InRO, one I can’t entirely divulge, yet. Suffice it to say, let’s have a moment of silence for what we have been as we anxiously await what we will become... In preparation for all this, the InRO site proper will be going dark for about a month or so—all the more reason to follow this new project, then, which offers not only a sense of the new ... [Read More]

Year in Review 2014: Top 20 Films | Dec. 31, 2014

by InRO Staff (Intro’d by Kenji Fujishima)

There were times during this especially tumultuous year when it seemed as if the world at large was on the verge of collapsing. A whole commercial jetliner seemingly disappeared without a trace, leading some ostensibly serious news outlets to put forth honest-to-god inquires about the possibility of supernatural phenomena as the cause. A deadly virus that had been seen only in concentrated areas for a few decades since being identified in 1976 suddenly threatened to cause a mass outbreak of death and destruction yet again (and, for all we know, still might). And here in the U.S., the depressing death toll of black teenagers at the hands of white police officers reinforced just how much progress still needs to be made in American race relations ... [Read More]

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