Friday, April 5
Vum, Esben and the Witch
There's plenty of the spirit of New York synth-punk pioneers Suicide in minimal L.A. synth-wave trio Vum on their new single "I Will Return" -- and is that song title a promise or a threat? This is menacing stuff, built on bare-bones electronic b ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen is The DictatorWe know -- you're excited about The Dark Knight Rises. And The Avengers. And Hunger Games. So are we. We're also excited about a lot of other movies whose marketing campaigns have not inundated us with white noise (yet). Allow us to suggest a few more films to ... More >>
[See also "Eagle Rock Music Fest Preview: Feeding People On Their Debut LP And A Particularly Memorable Encounter with the Devil"
"Thundercat Emerges With His Debut, Co-produced by Flying Lotus,"
"Top Five Reasons Why Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma is the Best L.A. Album of the Year,"
"Flying Lotus Ris ... More >>
Battle RoyaleWhen Ella Taylor asked me to rename my top five films of all time, I tattled off the obvious titles. She then asked, "Any since the last 17 years?""In my top five?" I asked incredulously. "Well, okay, top 10," she relented."Well, let me think about that."And upon later reflection, I rea ... More >>
Halfway through this year's Toronto Film Festival, gossip about the festival's hits and misses has reached something of a fever pitch. As far as I've been able to gather, a few movies — Bennett Miller's Capote, Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain among them ... More >>