Sep 23, 2016 Web Exclusive

Two very different films, Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven and Terrence Malick's new documentary The Voyage of Time, have one direct through line joining them together. Simon Franglen composed music for both. The films debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival between September 8-18 with two versions of the Malick documentary, one a 45 minute IMAX experience, and the other a feature-length 90 minutes exploring creation and destruction through birth and death and humanity's place on Earth. The Magnificent Seven is a cowboy romp, and a familiar story brought back to the silver screen.  More

Aug 26, 2016 Web Exclusive

Hans Petter Moland has been a stalwart of Norwegian cinema for over two decades. Often playing with dark material, and skirting around the edges of multiple genres, he’s become a regular on the festival circuit, appearing frequently at Cannes and the Berlin Film Festival where his eighth film, In Order of Disappearance, premiered back at the start of 2014. Two and half years down the line and his mix of revenge thriller and black comedy has continued to launch strongly in a number of regions, leading to a US release. The film set in Norway stars acclaimed Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, best known to US audiences for blockbusters ranging from the Marvel films to Pirates of the Caribbean.

In their fourth film together, Skarsgård plays Nils, a taciturn snowplow operator who embarks on an amateur and very bloody revenge mission when his son is killed by local gangsters. His actions inadvertently spark a gang war, sending the body count spiraling. Hans spoke to us recently to discuss mixing genres, the rise of Norwegian cinema, and working with Stellan Skarsgård. More

Aug 25, 2016 Web Exclusive

At the age of 65, Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård has just about done it all by now. In a career stretching back nearly five decades he’s appeared in everything from Hollywood blockbusters to acclaimed foreign language films and award winning TV series’. He’s perhaps best known to American audiences for his role as Dr. Erik Selvig in four Marvel films and Bootstrap Bill in two Pirates of the Caribbean films, not to mention roles in the likes of Good Will Hunting and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More

Aug 19, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

On March 1, 2015, Anthony Gonzalez released his first new M83 single in three years. It was a deliriously odd glam-dance track that sounded unlike anything in his catalog of music, titled "Do It, Try It." The reaction was swift and not entirely encouraging. More

Aug 05, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

Sitting in her home in L.A., her face framed by a curtain of bangs and sharply straightened black hair, Alejandra Deheza is filled with memories. Of her former life living in New York City. Of her band, School of Seven BellsMore

Jul 29, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

To end out the week, we ask Kristin Kontrol some questions about endings and death. Kristin Kontrol is the new solo project for Kristin Welchez (born Kristin Gundred), who is also known as Dee Dee, the frontwoman and main creative force behind Dum Dum GirlsMore

Jul 28, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

There's a moment near the end of Next Thingthe second studio album by Frankie Cosmosthat perfectly encapsulates the disarmingly conversational spirit of Greta Kline's music. It comes halfway through "Outside With the Cuties," a playfully longing ballad with oohing backing vocals.  More

Jul 26, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

Though no one worries about it much in an era when indie rock bands routinely jump to major labels and continue on with their integrity intact, there was a time not too terribly long ago when a band's decision to sign to a label with deeper pockets was greeted with trepidation. More

Jul 22, 2016 Web Exclusive

By any conceivable measure, Keegan-Michael Key and Mike Birbiglia are comedians at the top of their games. Key is fresh off a year which saw him wrap up his hit Comedy Central sketch show, Key & Peele; in which he was invited by President Obama to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and is now headlining comedies. Birbiglia recently completed the run on his acclaimed one-man, Off-Broadway show, and is now releasing his second feature as a filmmaker, Don’t Think Twice, to rave reviews. More