Hip-hop star turns Rasta
A new, Scion A/V-backed film won’t boast the legal fireworks caused by Fix at the CIMM festival, but this Tuesday’s local premiere of New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With The Times is all about the warm fuzzies.
After 15 years, six studio albums, and a fistful of compilations, soundtracks, and EPs, Mogwai has finally released an official live album. Sure, there have been plenty of live versions of songs available before, but nothing previously released comes close to conveying the spacious bliss, skyrocketing build-ups, and shock-and-awe crescendos the way Special Moves (Matador) [...]
After being broadcast live to a European audience, the Sonisphere “Big 4″ concert in Sofia, Belgium was hastily edited for broadcast in North American movie theaters on Tuesday.
American Artifact: The Rise Of American Rock Poster Art
Gene Siskel Center, Chicago
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Between this weekend and February 4th, the Siskel Center will be screening American Artifact: The Rise Of American Rock Poster Art, a film that praises psychedelic poster art.
My Blueberry Nights
The Weinstein Company
Starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, Jason Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, and Natalie Portman.
First garnering American acclaim through Quentin Tarantino’s championing of 1994’s Chungking Express, Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai has since become known for his beautifully innovative camera work, affecting use of music, and poetic, yet lonely characters in such films [...]
Townes Van Zandt: Be Here To Love Me
Margaret Brown’s sympathetic tale of “legendary” singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt plots a line between family and art, arguing Van Zandt’s ambivalence toward both led to his premature death at 52. Utlizing family movies, live footage, and interviews with Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, and Van Zandt, [...]