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Review: The best of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival
The Canadians produce the best animation programs and prove it again with this international selection.
| January 27, 2012
David Lynch | Crazy Clown Time
Psychically separating Crazy Clown Time from David Lynch's peerless filmmaking legacy is sort of like guzzling Lynch's signature brand of coffee until overstimulation compels you to write Twin Peaks fan-fic erotica staring Agent Cooper and the Log Lady,
Sunday Best Recordings (2011)
| October 29, 2011
Review: The Future
First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
| August 05, 2011
Grace Zabriskie on Big Love and marriage
Through the course of 80 films and countless television guest spots, actress Grace Zabriskie has worked with directors as varied as David Lynch, Werner Herzog, and Michael Bay.
| March 18, 2011
Review: Brown's As You Like It turns the tables
There can be too much of a good thing, as Rosalind in As You Like It brings up in the course of things, thereby introducing the phrase to the English language. In a related caution, familiarity breeds contempt, as an Aesop's fable had it.
| March 11, 2011
Interview: Melissa Auf der Maur
Melissa Auf der Maur describes herself as "a good Boston Irish girl," born on St. Patrick's Day in 1972.
On her new CD and movie — and Billy, Courtney, and Danzig
| October 15, 2010
Intimations of life: Camden International Film Festival 2010
Just six years into its life, the Camden International Film Festival — a four-day documentary showcase running from September 30-October 3 at venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland — has achieved breakout status on the crowded festival circuit.
CIFF's sixth program is its best and most diverse yet
| October 01, 2010
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse | Dark Night of the Soul
A vague dispute between Danger Mouse and EMI sabotaged a timely release of this last year, and that was followed by the mega-bummer suicides of both Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous and key collaborator Vic Chesnutt last winter.
| July 23, 2010
The surreal world
Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
| May 21, 2010
David Foster Wallace had a crush on Alanis Morissette. He drank Diet Rite soda by the case. David Lynch changed him.
| May 14, 2010
Review: Iron Man 2
Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
| May 07, 2010
Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
Not so much Werner Herzog's return to his former persnickety, off-the-wall, idiosyncratic feature-film-making self as a reprise of his greatest hits, the overloaded My Son, My Son staggers and sometimes comes to a complete halt.
Herzog, Lynch, dwarves, and an ostrich
| March 12, 2010
2009: The year in local pop
When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
| December 25, 2009
Review: Suzanne Vega at Sanders Theatre
At the request of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, folk/alt-rock legend Suzanne Vega performed in Prague on Saturday with the likes of Lou Reed and Joan Baez to honor the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
Suzanne Vega, live at Harvard's Sanders Theatre, November 6, 2009
| November 20, 2009
Build a Better Halloween Party: 20 Creepy Video Clips
You can festoon your apartment with all the dollar-store cobwebbing you want, but it's atmosphere that'll make or break a good Halloween party. Over-the-top decor...
| October 28, 2009
Lars von Trier’s controversial freak-out is Saw VI as told by Carl Dreyer. Is that a good thing? It certainly has grabbed everybody’s attention. I’m torn between dismissing the film as gross-out juvenilia and regarding it as raw religious mythmaking.
Lars von Trier’s screams from a marriage
| October 23, 2009
Review: A Serious Man
The Coen Brothers have put the sad back in sadism.
The Coens find no country for A Serious Man
| October 09, 2009
Hip-hop is faker than Vince McMahon's business plan and tan combined. Pussy-whipped MCs who sling Whoppers rhyme about bagging blow and smacking ho's; even cats who actually do poison their communities exaggerate their hood credentials.
Esoteric drops reality rap on Saving Seamus Ryan
| October 09, 2009
To paraphrase some wisdom from Jake "The Snake" Roberts, if a man has power, he never has to raise his voice. Jake was explaining why, unlike his adversaries, he didn't keep screaming gibberish. But it's a universal truth.
Soulsavers keep it eerie on the ears
| September 18, 2009
Report: Kyle MacLachlan wants to resurrect Twin Peaks
Kyle MacLachlan, the man who will forever have a place in the hearts of many for his iconic role as...
| June 18, 2009
The Big Hurt: Wascally wappers
Lame as Marilyn Manson may be, I wouldn't wish his fans on him if he were my worst enemy.
Plus failed massacres and reverse piracy
| May 29, 2009
Full album stream: Dangermouse autotunes David Lynch on "Dark Night of the Soul"
We assume folks are web-ripping this as we speak, but for the time being the only place you can hear...
| May 14, 2009
Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
| May 08, 2009
The strange world of Bat for Lashes is a lot like ours
Kapow! Bat for Lashes conquers darkness with Two Suns
| April 24, 2009
The Big Hurt: Crashing Pumpkins
I recently had the "was that real, or did I dream that?" feeling about the upcoming Spider-Man musical featuring songs by U2, and I happily concluded that it was a dream.
Plus Lynched Beatles, and a misleading Baby
| April 17, 2009
MASTER P'S THEATER
"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."
One local video editor has build a following paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
| February 18, 2009
Dreaming of celluloid
Of the handful of contemporary Asian shows on view in and around Boston this winter, that of Dinh Q. Lê should prove unique — if only because the Vietnamese condition is so far removed from the rest of East Asia’s cultural boom.
Dinh Q. Lê and Christian Tomaszewski at Tufts
EVAN J. GARZA
| January 12, 2009
Twilight puts the life back into the undead
Twilight puts the life back into the undead
| November 19, 2008
Interview: Amanda Palmer
So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
| September 23, 2008
David Foster Wallace — 1962–2008
A story called “Forever Overhead” by David Foster Wallace appeared in the 1992 edition of Best American Short Stories .
| September 17, 2008
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