Apr 14, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

A double feature of the two films makes it obvious that Damien Chazelle was watching them on repeat while constructing his runaway, almost-Oscar-sweeping-hit, La La Land, which borrows liberally from both films in terms of plot, style and production design. More

Chasing Trane

Studio: Meteor 17
Directed by John Scheinfeld

Apr 14, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

While one is loath to risk hyperbole, saying that John Coltrane is one of the greats of 20th century music almost feels reductive. More

Truman

Studio: FilmRise
Directed by Cesc Gay

Apr 13, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

There are some actors whose mere presence guarantees enough quality to pique interest. Argentinian veteran Ricardo Darin fits into that category, capable of channeling his calm undercurrents of charisma in any direction required. More

Apr 13, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted from the wafts of simpler times. More

The Lost City of Z

Studio: Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street
Directed by James Gray

Apr 13, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

In the early 20th century, British officer Percy Fawcett is asked by his government to help secure the nation’s interests in a border dispute in South America. More

All These Sleepless Nights

Studio: The Orchard
Directed by Michal Marczak

Apr 12, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Shot documentary style, the Polish film follows Krzysztof and Michal, two good-looking Millennials who inhabit a Warsaw where it’s perpetually dusk or dawn. More

Guided by Voices

August By Cake

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Apr 12, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in the classic rock and pop vein, here big on the '70s, without simply rehashing old material.  More

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Studio: GKIDS
Directed by Dash Shaw

Apr 12, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is like a painting come to life. More

Happyness

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Apr 11, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's normal for precocious young talent to first emulate those who have inspired them to follow in their footsteps.  More