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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020  

The Tax Collector

Studio: RLJE Films
Directed by David Ayer

Aug 05, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Tax Collector is director David Ayer’s return to the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he typically feels most comfortable as a director. More

Aug 05, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Jon Hassell is still in the Fourth World, and boy, it sounds like a better place than wherever the hell we are.  More

Waiting for the Barbarians

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Ciro Guerra

Aug 04, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s first English language film sees him adapting J. M. Coetzee’s novel about a fictional empire with all the style and brutality you’d expect. More

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Central Tones

Aug 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The new wave of bands from Ireland enjoying critical acclaim and success in the UK and beyond have often been poetic, brooding, and intense.  More

Sixteen Candles

Studio: Arrow Video

Aug 03, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

“I can’t believe this. They f***ing forgot my birthday.” More

Aug 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Fontaines D.C.’s 2019 debut, Dogrel, placed them among IDLES and Girl Band as rising stars of the post-punk revival, but with an especially literate and distinctly Irish bend to their music.  More

Jul 31, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Oakland CA native Madeline Kenney isn’t interested in the simple approach. Her spiraling, layered guitar approach defies easy categorization, as does her aversion to the traditional hook-filled pop melody. On her third record, Sucker’s Lunch, Kenney applies that idiosyncratic musical approach to the complexities of relationships.  More

Summerland

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Jessica Swale

Jul 31, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Summerland is a hazy, nostalgic story set to appeal to those who see the Blitz Spirit, war-time sing-alongs, wooden toys and the white cliffs of Dover through distinctly rose-tinted glasses. More

Jul 31, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Brain Candy is more than a zombie’s midnight snack—it’s the sweetness of gaining knowledge, caramelized and carefully presented in a delicious platter of surf-rock with silky ’90s pop punk notes. This is exactly the dessert that Hockey Dad serves up on their third LP, Brain Candy. On Brain Candy, the band experiments more, albeit only slightly, by yet again bringing in producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Wolf Parade) to help chef up some easily digestible tunes, infused this time with just a bit more dynamics than previous efforts. And this new recipe works in their favor—so I implore you to take a bite.  More