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Sunday, February 23rd, 2020  

Le Petit Soldat

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Feb 13, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Le Petit Soldat (The Little Soldier) points the camera on the inertia of post-war western Europe and watches young idealists, short on ideals, participating in a futile struggle with the dead hope of finding meaning in the struggle itself.  More

Feb 13, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The members of Wolf Parade should be commended for following their instincts instead of following trends. Since their debut album in 2005 they have been creating a distinctive and interesting indie rock sound with perhaps Modest Mouse a sonic touchstone.  More

Field Music

Making a New World

Memphis Industries

Feb 12, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The recent 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice has led to a revival in popular interest in the period. English art-rock group Field Music added its voice to the mix with performances at the Imperial War Museum last year. The songs they wrote formed the basis for Making a New World, their latest album. More

Feb 11, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Movement saturates the full-length debut from Squirrel Flower, the recording persona of Ella O'Connor Williams. It's a very physical movement where she might "cruise the turnpike" on "Eight Hours," later "driving through a wooded valley" in "Headlights." Yet it comes without losing sight of the miles travelled internally. More

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Studio: NEON
Directed by Céline Sciamma

Feb 11, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Céline Sciamma’s stunning film begins in the rough waters around 18th Century Brittany. More

Feb 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Billie Joe Armstrong is 47 years old. When he turned 18, George H. W. Bush was the president, the Internet was not widely used, and the number one song in the U.S. was "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?" by Michael Bolton.  More

The Wave

Studio: Epic Pictures

Feb 10, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Gille Klabin, The Wave is a wild, psychedelic ride. More

John Moreland


Old Omens

Feb 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

If the titling of Oklahoma singer/songwriter John Moreland's LP5 is not a direct reference to FKA twigs' LP1, the line between the two works is not as indirect as one would think. More

The Nightingale

Studio: Shout! Factory

Feb 06, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

For her sophomore effort, Jennifer Kent expands her canvas and emotional register to epic proportions, while telling a tale so personal and so grim that it makes The Babadook look like a Disney film.  More