Articles tagged not a star

Cannes 2015: For ‘Mediterranea’, Director Jonas Carpignano Draws on Real-life Events in Africa

As the crisis intensifies over Europe’s so-called boat people, Mediterranea takes their plight and examines it from the inside.

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A Yawn Worth Yelling - “Start Somewhere” (audio) (Premiere)

The latest single by the San Jose, California-based A Yawn Worth Yelling is a summer-drenched pop number about falling in love, no matter the risks.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Looks at Great Directors’ Careers

Even people familiar with both directors will find elements of Hitchcock/Truffaut surprising, especially a moment where Hitchcock seems haunted by the question of whether he might have been looser behind the camera.

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26 May 2015 // 9:29 AM

The Mothmen - ‘Pay Attention!’ (album stream)

UK post-punk band the Mothmen is re-issuing their classic album Pay Attention! on June 2nd and today they have made the entire album available for streaming.

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Surrender the Spirit - “Hard Enough” (video) (Premiere)

Retina-jarring visuals and grimy, thickly layered shoegaze come together in Surrender the Spirit's "Hard Enough".

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Los Lobos Brought the Jams for the Benefit of PBS on Cinco de Mayo

Unlike any other band, Los Lobos can provide a uniquely multi-cultural soundtrack for Cinco de Mayo in the City of Angels.

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Cannes 2015: ‘The Lobster’ and ‘Louder Than Bombs’ Are Distinctive English-Language Debuts

Yorgos Lanthimos and Joachim Trier made distinct impressions with their English-language film debuts at Cannes 2015; the former with savage satire, the latter with absorbing family drama.

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‘A-Force #1’ Is Gender-Neutral Awesome

How to make an all-female team of heroes awesome for all genders.

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26 May 2015 // 8:22 AM

Cannes 2015: ‘Amy’ Follows Late Singer’s Descent

In Amy, a new documentary about the late star Amy Winehouse, we learn just how unique and complicated a descent can be.

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26 May 2015 // 8:08 AM

Double Take: ‘Fantasia’ Muses on Music

Fantasia stands alone as a virtuoso tribute to the virtuosity of its music.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the ‘Charnel House’

This week we discuss Owl Creek Games' follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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‘The Prime of Life’: It’s Time to Grow Up

Adulthood today is complicated, but it was complicated a hundred years ago, too.

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Colleen Green Is Having Fun Behind Those Dark Glasses

Colleen Green used to hide behind her sunglasses; now they're just a part of who she is. She tells PopMatters about their origin and the one song she refuses to play live.

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Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest: Sylva

On their collaboration with the Metropole Orkest, Snarky Puppy takes us on a journey, visiting a century of American music in a few seconds without ever stopping for air.

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26 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

Turbowolf: Two Hands

Featuring big notes, commanding melodies and biting hooks, Two Hands bathes listeners in thick, fuzzy, quirky rock.

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Shelby Lynne: I Can’t Imagine (take 1)

I Can't Imagine feels like a remarkably minor record in Lynne's discography, full of warmth and good vibes but lacking that conviction that has defined virtually all of her post-millennial work.

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26 May 2015 // 2:10 AM

Bill Fay: Who Is the Sender?

Once obscure singer-songwriter Bill Fay returns with his second album in three years, a celebration of life and an expression of hope for the future.

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Sneaky Feelings: Send You

This 1983 debut effort by under-appreciated Flying Nun band, who were in the vanguard of the famed Dunedin Sound, is the latest to get the Captured Tracks reissue treatment.

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Is There Anybody Out There? Looking for UFOs in the California Desert

With his appearance at the Contact in the Desert conference this year, Jim Marrs continues to spread his unconventional views on what is really going on in the world.

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Milford Graves & Bill Laswell: Space/Time – Redemption

Milford Graves and Bill Laswell turn in another one of those duet albums that don't sound like one.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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