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Review: Searching for Sugar Man
An obscure, forgotten singer-songwriter, Sixto Rodriguez was first discovered in a Detroit bar by celebrated producers Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore in the late '60s.
The freshman film from Malik Bendjelloul
| August 10, 2012
Review: Underworld: Awakening
The Underworld series got long in the tooth early, but here, in the fourth installment (directed by Swede Måns Mårlind), it grows new fangs.
Brief but bloody
| January 27, 2012
Review: 2011 Art House Project Shorts Program
Short films are the art of omission, and those in this outstanding Sundance program transform non-sequiturs into surreal poetry.
| January 20, 2012
Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Unfortunately, Fincher doesn't add much to Niels Arden Oplev's Swedish version: more Googling and plot-compressing montages and an altered but still convoluted ending.
Flamboyantly grisly sex crimes
| December 23, 2011
Korallreven | Korallreven
Think of the happiest sound you've heard in your life. Maybe it's waves crashing on a serene shoreline, or the delicate rattle of wind chimes.
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| November 11, 2011
Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
In the era when the Black Panther Party was its most powerful and off-the-pig-threatening and separatist, there was little interest in even conversing with whitey, unless whitey was from somewhere other than the ultra-racist USA.
A collage of privileged documentary moments
| September 30, 2011
Little Dragon | Ritual Union
On Ritual Union, the third full-length from these mechanical soul weirdos, Little Dragon have managed to get way catchier and also a great deal stranger.
Peacefrog Records (2011)
| July 15, 2011
Fredrick | Flora
Dreamy Swedish electropop outfit Fredrik bring a mellow collection of tunes stateside with their third album.
The Kora Records (2011)
| April 15, 2011
The Sounds | Something To Die For
The recent news that British electronic act Faithless have called it a day no doubt left dejected ravers reaching for extra MDMA to stave off the tears.
| April 01, 2011
Review: Gorey at the Athenæum, animation at MassArt
In Edward Gorey's old-timey illustrated books, parents leave on an excursion and never return, friends enter a tunnel and never come out, a mother falls ill and dies, a man driving around searching for his lost daughter runs over her with his car, a pec
| February 18, 2011
Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
This Swedish-language adaptation of the bestseller is a B-movie, the screen equivalent of a "summer beach read."
Pulp affliction: this Girl has lost her sting
| October 29, 2010
Dance, dance, evolution
They've been working together for a long time, since the late 1990s in Florida and the nascent Slowing Room, which came to Maine to become early innovators of the Portland electronic music scene.
The secret weekend start the party with Energy Broadcast System
| February 04, 2009
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