Aug 18, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

U.K. art-pop quartet Everything Everything rightfully gained plenty of attention in 2015 for their bombastic third album Get to Heaven. It easily highlighted everything great about the band: propulsive dance grooves, quirky and creative instrumentation and chord progression, cleverly cutting lyrics, and frontman Jonathan Higgs' powerful, unique vocals.  More

6 Days

Studio: Vertical Entertainment
Directed by Toa Fraser

Aug 18, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

On April 30, 1980, six gunmen championing the cause of Arab national sovereignty charged the Iranian embassy in London and took the 26 people inside hostage.  More

Ben Gibbard

Bandwagonesque

Turntable Kitchen

Aug 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Let's be honest here. For most listeners, covers albums are often trite at worst and at best, are faithful reproductions of the work of the artists that they intend to pay tribute to. This applies as well as to many works like these, where an artist covers an album from start to finish.  More

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus

Studio: MVD Entertainment Group

Aug 17, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

A captivating, enjoyable look into the life of one of the more understated legends from the classical jazz era. More

Marjorie Prime

Studio: FilmRise
Directed by Michael Almereyda

Aug 17, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Half a century into our future, 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) sits across a room from her dead husband. More

Aug 16, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

David Lynch has suggested that his work, which often eschews narrative sense, offers more to the viewer than they initially realize. What seems inscrutable may actually be made sense of deep within one's brain, like the interpretation of a dream. Much of Grizzly Bear's recorded output invites a similar interpretation, and their fifth LP, Painted Ruins, is no different.  More

Lemon

Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Janicza Bravo

Aug 16, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Brett Gelman plays an all-but-failed actor slipping headfirst into a midlife downward spiral. More

Hopscotch

Studio: Criterion

Aug 15, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

Hopscotch does something different with its storytelling: it brings the audience along for the ride, effectively making the viewer an accomplice to the shenanigans at play. More

Kesha

Rainbow

Kemosabe/RCA

Aug 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

On RainbowKesha sounds breathless. Her third studio album is an album about survival, and if Kesha is exhausted, she has every right to be. The 30-year-old is embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit with her former producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke, and recorded 14 songs for this album while still in rehab.  More