Articles tagged will oldham

Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.

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Frontier Ruckus: Deadmalls and Nightfalls

Deadmalls and Nightfalls is a musical map to the psyches of its performers. You will want to know the words by heart to sing under the haze of summer starlight.

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Various Artists: Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Will Oldham, Stephin Merritt, the Mountain Goats, the late Jay Reatard, and dozens more pay tribute to one of the best songwriters no one has ever heard of -- and what a joy it is to listen to.

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Bonny Billy & the Picket Line Funtown Comedown (Drag City) Releasing: 15 December Will Oldham continues to wreak havoc on iPods everywhere, releasing an album as

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7 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Wendy and Lucy

A moving portrait of a woman and her canine companion as well as a powerful comment on contemporary American poverty.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy - “I Am Goodbye” (video)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s forthcoming album Beware is out on March 17th (the 16th in the UK) and here’s a music video for one

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Michelle Williams gets to the heart of a forlorn character in ‘Wendy and Lucy’

Only a few minutes into “Wendy and Lucy,” there’s no doubt that Michelle Williams - playing a hard-luck vagabond stuck in a Pacific Northwest

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Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.

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Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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12 Dec 2008 // 3:00 AM

Wendy and Lucy

Surviving traumas, Wendy (Michelle Williams) serves as both detailed portrait and metaphorical expanse. Her pain is specific but also vague, her loss exact and all-encompassing.

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8 May 2008 // 10:59 PM

The Guatemalan Handshake

This sometimes loses itself in a labyrinth of classic hipster kitsch: fake moustaches, Polaroid pictures, out-of-date analog technology, and quasi-condescending interpretations of small-town America

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27 Feb 2007 // 9:01 PM

Pink Nasty: Mold the Gold

Sara Beck is asking a lot of any listener. First they have to get through the unpleasantness of her performing name, Pink Nasty, and then they have to contend with some willfully divergent shifts in style.

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6 Dec 2006 // 3:00 AM

Old Joy (2006)

While the film appears to focus on an evolving friendship, it is, as well, a meditation on political and moral ideals, as these give way to questions and frustrations, self-reflection and, perhaps, self-understanding.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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