Last Hijack

Studio: FilmBuff
Directed by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting

Sep 30, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Directors Pallotta and Wolting try to show the human side of the Somali pirate epidemic, but they don’t quite achieve their goal. More

Electric Youth


Secretly Canadian

Sep 30, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It's unusual to hear modern Italo Disco outside of the Italians Do It Better umbrella house, but apparently Canadians do it just as well. More

Sep 30, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Does Half-Handed Cloud sound quite a bit like Sufjan Stevens? Yes, definitely. But this is a project put out by Asthmatic Kitty and produced by none other than Stevens himself. More

Fishing Without Nets

Studio: Vice Films
Directed by Cutter Hodierne

Sep 29, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Gripped by the fear that he will never earn enough money to reunite with his family, Abdi joins a band of pirates and hijacks an oil tanker. More

Sep 29, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Christopher Owens, ex-Girls frontman, has named his record A New Testament despite the fact that it sounds like something you've heard hundreds of times before. More

Sep 29, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most. More

The Boxtrolls

Studio: Focus Features
Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable

Sep 26, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Beyond its technical achievement, The Boxtrolls is a fun, family-friendly fantasy with a cool steampunk aesthetic. More

Sep 26, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Myth meets mythologized in Steve Niles and Damien Worm's tale of the union of Frankenstein's monster and legendary serial killer, Jack the Ripper. After escaping the bloodthirsty mob that killed his master, Frankenstein roams the world trying to connect with humanity. More

Sep 26, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

We can be honest here. Unless you're somewhat unbelievably hip, we can agree the main reason we know about The Vaselines is Kurt Cobain. More