The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - September 2011 | 1 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

September starts out with nearly 30 titles, including some Summer season leftovers (Shark Night 3D, Killer Elite), a few poorly timed temptations (Drive, 50/50) and at least two date hopping aesthetic question marks (The Debt, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy).


'Restless': The Tale of a Funeral Crashing Dropout with a Ghost for a Friend | 23 Sep 2011 // 1:00 AM

As in the death trilogy, Gus Van Sant uses the lack of strong incident in Restless to create a sense of real intimacy between his characters.


Coping with Grief Through Quirk: 'Restless' | 7 Oct 2011 // 3:00 AM

Working through its wistfulness with a leisurely likeability, Van Sant's latest is a weird little gem.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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