Tuesday, November 19 2013
Barbez seek out inspiration between the cracks of Hasidic history.
Renowned DJ, producer, and label head makes his first real album-length statement, and it's a shaggy, craggy wonder.
Monday, November 18 2013
A heavenly plot with a devilishly entertaining narrative.
Catastrophic violence becomes more central to the Superman mythos than ever before.
How to Watch Television brings TV enthusiasts compelling discussions on matters like neoliberalism, social engagement, feminism, irony, transnational viewing, and more.
Deadfall Adventures fails in delivering an exciting action experience or a world worth exploring. Struggling to live up to its two greatest influences, the Quatermain novels and Indiana Jones, it is eclipsed in their shadows, unable to carve out an identity of its own.
René Clair's lavish and elegant retelling of the Faust legend is revitalized through the vibrant, sometimes comical performances of the two leads.
Because of both the theatrical side and her careful wavering between directness and fanciful wanderings, this is perhaps Josephine Foster's most fun album.
Dev Hynes, who has developed into a venerable pop producer, releases his second album as Blood Orange.
Hollywood Said No! is classic fan fodder, essentially inessential, and given the kind of loving attention to detail familiar from DVD box sets and limited edition doo-gadgets.
Oud and guitar player Gordon Grdina tries to tell us there's No Difference between his instruments and style. But life's too short to split hairs.
Ghost Avenue lovingly and accurately recreates the sound of '80s hair metal, without any irony. I found that confusing.
Jackson assembles his gang of banging and beeping pals to create something that is undeniably familiar, but fun nonetheless.
An engaging live recording of the John Coltrane Quartet from 1963, lovingly remastered and expanded for the 50th anniversary of its recording.
Sunday, November 17 2013
Where Almost Human differs from many of its predecessors and peers is the way it seems to revel in unreflexive prejudice.
Friday, November 15 2013
At the center of everything else is Jodie, her character, her development as a person, and her relationship to Aiden.
Though billed as an "exploration", Dear Mr. Watterson is a respectable primer on the artist's life and work.
Woody's face (Bruce Dern), so specific and so unusual, also reflects many others, those belonging to people in small towns, who might be working class, not so hopeful, even depressed, in its various senses.
Based on the life of noted ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, Oka! is a story about life, sound and love overshadowed by ethical problems.
If 2012 was an annus incredibilis for SDFF, then this year lays more brick on an already solid foundation.