To Be Takei

Studio: Starz Digital Media
Directed by Bill Weber and Jennifer M. Krott

Aug 19, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

The documentary To Be Takei serves to add considerable dimension to the man best known by many as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek. An utterly charming presence, Takei speaks candidly about various issues in his life that he eventually managed to not only work through but to discuss publicly and sometimes address creatively. More

Aug 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

I went into Electric Würms already a fan of Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, and with a soft spot for '70s prog. Yet this album left me a little confused. How does a side-project made up of the principle songwriters of a major indie-rock outfit qualify as a separate band? More

Captivated: The Trials Of Pamela Smart

Studio: HBO Documentary Films
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar

Aug 18, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Whether guilty or not, it’s tough to argue that Pamela Smart had a fair trial. Hers was the first to be broadcast on live television from gavel to gavel, and captured a national audience years before O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, or Scott Peterson. More

Bishop Allen

Lights Out

Dead Oceans

Aug 18, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

For post-millennial indie's resident Harvard-educated polymaths, Justin Rice and Christian Rudderthe driving duo behind Bishop Allenthis persistently-upbeat pop project is just one of their many pursuits.  More

The Trip To Italy

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Aug 15, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Italy—like its 2010 predecessor, The Trip—presents less a narrative than a series of dinnertime conversations between fictionalized versions of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they tour restaurants along Italy’s Mediterranean coast. More

FKA twigs

LP1

Young Turks

Aug 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

If it weren't for the very self-explanatory name LP1, you'd be forgiven for not believing it was British singer/producer FKA twigs' debut album. Rarely does a young artist make such an assured and confident statement with their first full-length album, andLP1 establishes twigs as one of those artists who is immediately and uniquely themselves right out of the gate. More

Life After Beth

Studio: A24
Directed by Jeff Baena

Aug 14, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

In the midst of mourning his girlfriend’s death, Zach is delighted to discover that Beth has returned to life, but somewhat dismayed by her growing hunger for human flesh. More

Aug 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Synth-rock acts, once heralded as the leading edge of indie, now face a challenge from critics and followers of underground music. As the genre has gone mainstream, its most prominent artists have enjoyed more commercial success, but have faced pressure from the press and an always-hungry audience to innovate or be ignored. More