Little dark age by MGMT

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MGMT (pronounced “Management”) are a genre-bending psychedelic synth-pop duo, formed in 2002 at Wesleyan University. Originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia and RED Ink in 2006 and released their debut album Oracular Spectacular the next year. After the release of Oracular Spectacular, Congratulations was released on 2010. In 2011 they began work… Continue Reading

Romancing the stone

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Romancing the Stone is a 1984 American action-adventure romantic comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a silly, high-spirited chase picture that takes us, as they say, from the canyons of Manhattan to the steaming jungles of South America. The movie’s about a New… Continue Reading

Muscle

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Heidi Miami Marshall’s Muscle explores the ambivalence of a wife who is tasked with taking care of her dying husband, as she struggles with the relationship itself, which started falling apart before the sickness hit. It is a slow-paced, thoughtful film that… Continue Reading

Casualties of war

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Casualties of War is a 1989 American war drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during the Vietnam war, in which a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when… Continue Reading

Sweet things

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Sweet Things, directed by Henry K. Norvalls,  tackles the harassment of women, not through overt misbehavior, but the subtle lack of respect exhibited in the workplace by men with power.  It is based on a real life situation with a woman… Continue Reading

Nights & days by Blouse

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Blouse is an American Alternative rock band based in Portland, Oregon; formed in 2010 by Charlie Hilton (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Adams (Bass) while attending the Graphic Design program at Portland State University. They began to record with Jacob Portrait (Producer, Guitar) at the warehouse in Portland, Oregon. Following the… Continue Reading

The war of the roses

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The War of the Roses is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the center… Continue Reading

Keep pushing on by John Maus

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John Maus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and philosopher from Minnesota. His music is often compared to 1980s synth-pop due to its appropriation of vintage synthesizer sounds and Medieval church modes, and he is recognized as a forerunner to the late 2000s hypnagogic pop movement. He is also a… Continue Reading

Toni Erdmann

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Toni Erdmann is a 2016 German-Austrian comedy-drama film directed, written and co-produced by Maren Ade in which a practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. It stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller. The… Continue Reading

Daguerréotypes

Originally shot in the mid-70s, Agnès Varda’s vérité documentary Daguerréotypes has aged splendidly, acquiring flavors that would’ve been inconceivable at the time it was made. Back then, Varda hauled her camera around her Paris neighborhood on the Rue Daguerre, intending to capture what… Continue Reading

Yes, God, yes

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Yes, God, Yes is a short film directed by Karen Maine and starring Stranger Things’ Natalia Dyer as a 15-year old good Catholic girl who thanks to a racy AOL chat, discovers the act of self-pleasure and all the confusion and emotional… Continue Reading

Under the pines by Bodies of water

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Bodies of Water is a band from the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, signed to independent record label Secretly Canadian. The core group consists of married couple David and Meredith Metcalf. However, the band often plays LA shows with five or more additional… Continue Reading

Kynodontas

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Kynodontas (Dogtooth in the english version) is a 2009 Greek film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos about a husband and wife who keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood. The film is Lanthimos’ second feature film and it won… Continue Reading

Police

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Police is a 1985 French romantic crime drama film directed by Maurice Pialat and starring Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, and Sandrine Bonnaire. Written by Catherine Breillat, the film is about a moody, jaded police detective investigating a drug ring who falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into… Continue Reading

Wait by DIIV

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DIIV is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2011. Initially called Dive, the band started as Smith’s solo recording project. After releasing three singles – “Sometime”, “Human” and “Geist” – on Captured Tracks, DIIV released its debut full-length album, Oshin, on 2012. In 2016,… Continue Reading

Spring

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Spring, written and directed by Laurel Parmet, gives us a glimpse into a defining afternoon for Amanda and Crystal’s friendship. A surprisingly funny film, as we explore the different layers of their relationship and burgeoning feelings, we also witness how… Continue Reading

Infinity by Infinity ink

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Infinity Ink is a London-based vocal/music production/DJ duo made up of Italian Luca C and Briton Ali Love. They have released music through Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels and, most recently, Different Recordings. Originally they formed the duo The Benedictions, playing 1960s and 1970s folk rock-inspired music… Continue Reading

Le scandale

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Le scandale (The Champagne Murders in the english version) is a 1967 French suspense thriller mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins. It was the first of two films that Chabrol made with Perkins, who is most famous for his role in Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock,… Continue Reading

The devils

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The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell’s screenplay is based partly on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partly on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a… Continue Reading

I’m God by Clams Casino

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Michael Volpe, professionally known as Clams Casino is an Italian-American record producer and songwriter from Nutley, New Jersey. His music has been described as a mix of conventional hip-hop drums, a sensitive ear for off-to-the-side melodies, and an overdose of oddly moving atmosphere. Associated… Continue Reading

Shot caller

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Shot Caller is an American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh, about a family man that is sent to prison after a fatal traffic accident. While inside, he is faced with criminals convicted for far worse crimes than his, so… Continue Reading

Clutch control

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Henry is in an awkward predicament. His attempts to teach his attractive student how to drive interfere with him trying to seduce her. Black comedy about love, colliding expectations and the importance of the handbrake. A short film directed by… Continue Reading

Poltergeist

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Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film about a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family’s younger daughter. It was directed by Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg wrote and produced, but had a clause in his contract to prevent him from directing another… Continue Reading

La ville des pirates

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La Ville des pirates (City of pirates in the english version) is a 1983 French fantasy film directed by Raúl Ruiz. Made during Ruiz’s most active and fruitful era of filmmaking, the film is considerably one of Ruiz’ best works and exemplifies several recurring… Continue Reading

Melon rainbow

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Melon Rainbow is a young girl who yearns to be seen. By day she has a cleaning job in a housing association for blind people. At night she stages herself in front of her computer bathed in neon lights. Everyday… Continue Reading

Baybee by Jay Som

Jay Som is the musical project of the American, Oakland, California-based songwriter Melina Duterte. Her debut album, Turn Into, was released on Polyvinyl Records. Duterte is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and grew up playing trumpet. She had originally planned to attend a conservatory program for jazz but instead… Continue Reading