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) […]
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 […]
Townes Van Zandt: Be Here To Love Me Palm Pictures 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 […]