Thursday, February 21, 2019

LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells rock Miami

I had hoped to get something written up here by now, but after one single-spaced page exploring how LCD Soundsystem's new album, This is...

12 years in the making: an interview follow-up with Samuel Beam...

If I don't seem to be writing that much about music here lately, it's only because I've been doing it elsewhere. Below, you will...

Film Review: 'The Attack' offers intimate statement beyond a great conflict

An amazingly ambitious film, the Attack, reaches for a larger statement beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with an intriguing, multi-layered story concerned with identity on...

Wild Tales doesn’t turn the other cheek — A Film Review

Wild Tales, which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category, is a series of six stories that explores themes...

Summing up “Rocktober”

After a too long dry spell of visiting bands in South Florida, October was packed with out-of-town acts I wanted to see live. I...

Film review: ‘Mud’ makes for OK film but misses exploiting the...

Concerning itself with a fugitive hiding out on an island on an Arkansas river and the boys who discover him, there could have been...

Loving director Jeff Nichols uses low-key drama to magnify inherent power...

With his latest movie, Loving, writer-director Jeff Nichols holds back from amping up a story to allow its inherent power to resonate beyond the...

James White uses meticulous performances and precise camerawork to make damaged...

Director/writer Josh Mond's feature debut, James White, stands out in this year’s crop of indie dramas because of two incredibly powerful performances and some...

Film Review: 'Blue Caprice' and the trouble with humanizing demons

Director Alexandre Moors has made a bold, if not challenging choice of subject for his debut feature film. In 2002, residents living in and around...

Film review: ‘A Royal Affair’ brings alive tension of Age of...

Too often, period films are often dismissed as “costume drama.” This reductive perspective does a disservice to a genre of cinema that, in the...