Ace In the Hole Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Criterion

Jun 20, 2014 DVDs Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Charles Tatum (Kirk Douglas, on fire) is a quick-witted reporter whose weakness for liquor has washed up all but the lowest of job prospects.  More

Third Person

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Paul Haggis

Jun 20, 2014 Cinema Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

For Haggis—best known for writing and directing Crash—we’d have been shocked if these three sets of characters weren’t somehow all connected. More

Röyksopp and Robyn

Do It Again


Jun 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The pairing of Röyksopp and Robyn first happened with Röyksopp's 2009 album, Junior and "The Girl and the Robot." The following year, Röyksopp featured on Robyn's, "None of Dem," from her Body Talk trilogy. Now they come together for Do It Again, a five-song mini-album. More

Jun 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hercules and Love Affair's self-titled 2008 debut was exciting, in large part, because of the way it exemplified, not to mention totally refreshed, modern disco-house music.  More

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

First Second

Written and Drawn by Ben Hatke

Jun 19, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Ben Hatke's cartooning is lovely, expressive, and whimsical, but it's his world-building and character-building that bring the Zita books from very good to wonderful.  More

Se Delan

The Fall


Jun 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

They say all the good band names have already been taken, which accounts for why so many post-millennial acts have resorted to daft monikers such as Freelance Whales, Com Truise, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and We Were Promised Jetpacks.  More

Venus In Fur

Studio: Sundance Selects
Directed by Roman Polanski

Jun 19, 2014 Cinema Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Roman Polanski proves his dexterity once again with this dark, mystifying, and anything but simple two-character, single-location film. More


Studio: Variance Films
Directed by Chris Mason Johnson

Jun 18, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Set against the exponentially growing AIDS epidemic in San Francisco in 1985, Chris Mason Johnson settles his eye on the intimacy of dance, the irony of the body and its treatment in dance versus sex, and the gradual paranoia of the era in his film Test. More