Short Term 12

Studio: Cinedigm
Directed by Destin Cretton

Aug 23, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. deliver breakout performances as the protagonist supervisors of a foster-care facility, themselves former residents in their youth. More

The World’s End

Studio: Focus Features
Directed by Edgar Wright

Aug 22, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

Five middle-aged friends reunite in their quiet British hometown to conquer the "Golden Mile:" a notorious, 12-pint bar crawl that barely bested them over 20 years earlier. Led by delusional alcoholic Gary King (Simon Pegg) and teetotaling lawyer Andy Knightley (Nick Frost), this boozing brotherhood retraces their steps through pub after pub and pint after pint until they realize there's more to the sleepy townsfolk than it appears; they soon find the fate of the human race resting in their drunken hands. More

Aug 22, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

A key component of the '90s alt-rock scene was that many of its musicians had an ambivalence bordering on downright contempt for the very art form they practiced. More

Drinking Buddies

Studio: Magnolia
Directed by Joe Swanberg

Aug 22, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

Easily his most commercially viable film, indie worker-bee Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies is a serviceably masculinized update on the oft-hackneyed romantic comedy. More

Travis

Where You Stand

Red Telephone Box

Aug 22, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Travis were championed by Oasis' Noel Gallagher in 1997, back when that might have meant something. These days that doesn't mean much and Travis doesn't either. More

Aug 21, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Loud City Song is that rare, refreshing, and inspiring album that simply aspires to be a world unto itself. Pulling equally from modern classical, Tin Pan Alley musicals, musique concrète, and what can only be described as avant-pop as descendant from forebears such as Kate Bush and David Bowie, the album resists and even violently squirms away from attempts at categorization. More

No Age

An Object

Sub Pop

Aug 20, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Uh-oh, No Age is messin' with the formula. Their sound had its expansion and now it's time to retract a little, to lean toward some of those punk roots rather than reveling in all that blissful guitar/noise wash.  More

Aug 19, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

After releasing their debut single "Born Again" in 2012, DIANA (Carmen Elle, Paul Mathew, Kieran Adams, and Joseph Shabason) got slapped with the descriptor "indie Sade," which is as good a place as any to start describing their impeccably-constructed tunes. More

Cutie and the Boxer

Studio: Radius/TWC
Directed by Zachary Heinzerling

Aug 16, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

Relationships between two artists are common, and, in heterosexual couples, even more commonly reflect the gender inequities of the environment in which they create. This complicated dynamic is the subject of Zachary Heinzerling's Cutie and the BoxerMore