Thursday, December 19 2013
The rare documentary that captures its subjects honestly while revealing the filmmakers' intentions with candor and humor, Le joli mai continues to charm and enlighten a half-century on.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.
Friday, September 13 2013
The documentary Salinger does a decent job of filling in the blanks of the writer's already examined life. What it doesn't do is answer the most important question surrounding the scribe's life. Why?
Sunday, August 11 2013
A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
Working in a genre of one poses all sorts of risks for musicians; for now, at least, Lilacs & Champagne continues to impress in a way few of its peers are able to. Their sophomore outing, Danish & Blue, modifies the mood-heavy psychedelic sonic of their debut, with the tasteful addition of piano samples throughout.
Monday, June 3 2013
The film captures the sheer joy and the sincere commitment players bring to the battle, their mutual appreciation and their deep understanding of history.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.
Friday, April 12 2013
In Alexanderplatz, the skate punks find the perfect place to stretch out and fly, to resist and have fun, they find "corners, edges, and smooth surfaces everywhere: it was fantastic."
Thursday, November 29 2012
An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.
Thursday, November 17 2011
Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.