Review: Climax

An introductory scene of Gaspar Noé’s Climax gives viewers some hints of what to expect. Interviews with the film’s character play on a CRT TV, where they speak of the artistic power of dance and what it means to their li...


Stranger Things soundtrack coming out next month on cassette

Continuing the trend of retro for the sake of retro, corporate hipster mecca Urban Outfitters has announced that they will be selling copies of Volume 1 of the soundtrack to the hit show Stranger Things on cassette tape to coincide with the...


First poster for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson's next movie, and judging by this poster, I already want to see it. Budapest Hotel, like Anderson's 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom, will have a killer lineup of acting talent; from Anderson veterans lik...


Flix for Short: "Reflektor" by Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is back, and they've got themselves a mirrorball and some papier mache. Their new album Reflektor (produced by James Murphy of the late LCD Soundsystem) will be out on October 28th, and they've just released a music video for t...


Flix for Short: "Ohm" by Yo La Tengo

Released earlier in the year, Fade is Yo La Tengo's one millionth full-length album. (Or 13th, I lose count, honestly.) It's another solid record from the band, and here's the music video for the single, "Ohm." The video is like a cross be...

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Review: Frances Ha

Woody Allen's Manhattan opens with that stunning overture of "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin. It's like a love letter to the city, the great colossus, a romanticized land of bustle and possibility. The film is a portrait of the people...

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Tribeca Review: Mistaken for Strangers

If you're going into Mistaken for Strangers looking for a rockumentary/tour documentary on The National, you're in for disappointment. The film was directed by Tom Berninger, the younger brother of the band's frontman Matt Berninger. Tom's ...


NYC: Popular Face of New York art show

There's a new movie-themed art show going on over at The Bottleneck Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (You may remember mention of Bottleneck lat last year for the Alternate Endings art show.) This new show is called The Popular Face of Ne...


Trailer: Frances Ha

Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha was one of the movies I really enjoyed at last year's New York Film Festival. I described it as a mumblecore version of Woody Allen's Manhattan, and also as a coming-of-age story for people with arrested developm...

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Review: Welcome to Pine Hill

I don't know what it is about certain movies, but sometimes I'm going along with a film I don't particularly like, when I realize that I'm actually invested. Sometimes there's a specific moment that satisfies me enough that I just accept th...


Flix for Short: Gun-Shy

"Gun-Shy" is the latest music video off of Grizzly Bear's 2012 album Shields. (Like other Grizzly Bear records, it's a keen listen.) This video, on the other hand, is a about as entrancing as it is discomforting. It was directed by Kris Mo...


Trailer: I Am Not A Hipster

I Am Not A Hipster is a moody indie drama darling from this year's Sundance Film Festival. The story follows Brook, a talented, aspiring musician who kind of falls apart after his mother dies. His three sisters and estranged father come to...


Mondo show to feature Robert Brandenburg and Craig Drake

Mondo's next art show will take place conveniently during Austin's Fanatstic Fest film festival. The festival will take place from September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Mondo's show, featuring pop-culture art...


Last LCD Soundsystem show will be on documentary DVD

If you're like me, you wanted to go see the last LCD Soundsystem show but couldn't get/afford tickets. Once the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits arrives in stores, you'll at least be able to watch the 3.5 hour show in its entirety. Yo...


Clip of LCD Soundsystem shutting up and playing a hit

Not too long ago we mentioned that the LCD Soundsystem concert film/last show documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits would be playing in theaters for one night only on July 18th. Some screenings have sold out already, necessitating addition...


LCD Soundsystem doc playing theaters for one night only

It's been a while since we've reported anything on Shut Up and Play the Hits, the documentary/concert film about the final LCD Soundsystem show. After premiering at Sundance in January, we didn't hear word on theatrical release plans, at le...


Moonrise Kingdom character posters are adorable, spoilery

Wes Anderson's upcoming Moonrise Kingdom is looking like more fun everyday. These new character posters feature several of the main characters, as well as most of the big game actors in the movie - including the beloved Anderson staple, Bil...


New image for Moonrise Kingdom is cute and Wes Andersoney

Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson's newest movie, premiering this May at the Cannes Film Festival. As we've been saying after seeing the trailer, it looks like Moonrise Kingdom will be safely towing the Wes Anderson-style line. And there's n...


Bad Dads art show's Wes Anderson themed costumes

Over the Halloween weekend, the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco, California hosted an art show dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson. Not only was the art fantastic, but the gallery encouraged visitors to dress up as their favorite Wes ...


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The Platform"As above, so below"


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Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"


SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"


The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"


Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"


Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"


Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"


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The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."


The Way Back"Can't find its way"


The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"


The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"


Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"


Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"


Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"


Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"


My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"


Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"


Ride Your Wave"Love and water"


We"A deadly serious sex comedy"