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Tuesday, July 23 2013

David Lynch: The Big Dream

The Big Dream, is an exciting, unnerving, and at times, unsettling experience for the listener, which should satisfy any fan of David Lynch's films, or innovative blues music more generally


Tuesday, June 25 2013

Dean Blunt: The Redeemer

The Redeemer, is an intriguing, hypnotic and beautiful record that resonates around your head long after the music stops.


Tuesday, October 2 2012

Ranking the Greats 6: The 10 Films of David Lynch

Thirty-five years. Ten terrific movies. This is how we see the amazing creative canon of David Lynch and his superb, if sparse, output.


Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Thursday, June 23 2011

Obsession As the Driver Behind the Road Movie

Since Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the notion of hitting the road to "anywhere but here" speaks to us not of grand rolling landscapes, but of an emergence into a truer, freer, state of being than our everyday routines allow.


Sunday, May 15 2011

Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection

The Monument Collection is as perfect a reminder as any that if you're a miserabilist yet haven't let Roy Orbison into your life, then you should feel more sorry for yourself than usual.


Friday, January 28 2011

The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.


Thursday, December 9 2010

Vintage TV Goes Digital

Two new channels may be arriving to your TV set.


Thursday, July 29 2010

I Do Know Jack. That’s the Whole Problem!

In an age when so many of us rip music in order to store it on various mobile devices that can be transported anywhere and everywhere, policing entrenched (sub)cultural boundaries seems a bit controversial, if not entirely outdated.


Easy Rider 40th Anniversary (Reviews) [22.Nov.09]
Chinatown (Centennial Collection) (Reviews) [17.Nov.09]
Randy Quaid Arrested, ‘70s Cinema Forgotten (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Sep.09]
Moby: Wait for Me (Reviews) [7.Jul.09]
20 Questions: Paul Ben-Victor (Features) [12.Apr.09]
Ironweed (Reviews) [26.Mar.09]
Elegy (Reviews) [26.Mar.09]
An American Carol (Reviews) [15.Jan.09]
Hell Ride (2008) (Short Ends and Leader) [25.Oct.08]
Crash: Series Premiere (Reviews) [17.Oct.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008 (Features) [9.Sep.08]
Grindhouse Wannabe More ‘Hell’ than ‘Ride’ (Short Ends and Leader) [7.Aug.08]
Swing Vote (Reviews) [1.Aug.08]
Independent Lens: The Cool School (Reviews) [10.Jun.08]
The David Lynch Dilemma (Sound Affects) [11.May.08]
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Jake (Features) [21.Feb.08]
3:10 to Yuma (Reviews) [3.Feb.08]
The Bucket List (Reviews) [26.Dec.07]
3:10 to Yuma (Reviews) [7.Sep.07]
Balls of Fury (Reviews) [31.Aug.07]
Hairspray (2007) (2007) (Reviews) [20.Jul.07]
Hairspray (2007) (Reviews) [19.Jul.07]
Ghost Rider (2007) (Reviews) [24.Jun.07]
Part 3: The Stellar ‘70s (Features) [19.Jun.07]
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