Articles tagged soundtrack, film, nick cave, warren ellis, the road, cormac mccarthy, john hillcoat

7 Oct 2016 // 9:47 AM

Boom Bip - “The Trip” (video) (premiere)

Boom Bip creates the thrilling soundtrack for the new film Sun Choke.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson: Orphée

Orphée is the first album by Jóhann Jóhannsson not associated with a film since 2009’s Fordlandia, and from the opening track, it shows itself as a work to be heard on its own terms.

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‘In Search of Lost Films’ Leaves One Imagining the Possibilities

Film critic Phil Hall searches out the stories behind the deletion of films that could be as important as those that were saved.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree

Much of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 16th album was created before tragedy struck Nick Cave's family, but that loss permeates through every track.

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New Additions to Netflix Worth Watching in August

Forget summer sunshine, PopMatters offers you several reasons to stay in the air conditioned indoors with these Netflix offerings.

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Rob Simonsen - “Night Drive” (from the NERVE soundtrack) (audio) (premiere)

“Night Drive” is a more positive bit of synthwave, a major-key piece straight out of a whimsical SNES racer.

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Living at the Movies With Dana Spiotta’s ‘Innocents and Others’

Spiotta's work is a vivid and enduring argument for the powers of imagination.

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Clint Mansell: High-Rise (OST)

With the eerie soundtrack to High-Rise, Clint Mansell maintains his reputation for excellence in the world of film music.

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What Is the Robert Altman Vision?

If you want to get a complete understanding of Altman, his filmmaking style, and why his movies are so important to the history of cinema, Frank Caso’s book is a must read.

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Various Artists: Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.

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Clark: The Last Panthers

The Last Panthers eschews the thumping beats of his back catalog for open, airy compositions and more traditional instrumentation intended to serve a purpose beyond the music itself.

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‘Triple 9’ Is Full of Heists, Cops, and Wasted Talents

John Hillcoat’s heist flick brings an embarrassment of acting riches to bear on a laughably disjointed script that can’t decide whether to go for self-seriousness or self-parody.

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‘Political Animals’ Is a Rich and Wide-ranging Study of Contemporary Feminist Film

“Girls to the front!” Sophie Mayer’s superb study of contemporary feminist filmmaking is provocative, critically insightful and addictively readable.

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‘Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents’ Ranks 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Films

Not only does this collect all the film ephemera into one place for easy reference, it also serves as a springboard for the kinds of conversations that energize sci-fi fans.

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Various Artists: JACO (Original Soundtrack)

While the world was certainly in need of a documentary about his life, there’s little to no reason for there to be yet another Jaco Pastorius compilation on the market.

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40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

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Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun

Junun is proof that any amount of common ground, no matter how small, can still helps ideas take flight.

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20 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation

Drawing from years of fieldwork with Tamil filmmakers, artists, musicians, and craftsmen in "Kollywood", Reel World explores what happens to life when everything begins to look and feel like cinema.

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‘The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray’ Boldly Goes Where No Reasoning Mortal Has Gone Before

Robert Schnakenberg provides a humorous string of golden informational nuggets about the existence and philosophy of one of the world’s least understood and most fascinating weirdos.

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Patrick Cowley: Muscle Up

Gay pornography, gone cosmic.

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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