Mysterious Skin tells the story of two pre-adolescent boys who are sexually abused by their baseball coach, and how it affects their lives in different ways into their young adulthood. One boy becomes a reckless, sexually adventurous male prostitute, while the other… Continue Reading
Bug is a 1975 American horror film in Panavision, starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, and Richard Gilliland. An earthquake releases a bunch of mutant cockroaches that can create fire by rubbing their cerci together. Eventually most of the bugs die because they cannot survive in the low air pressure on the Earth’s… Continue Reading
A mysterious man with missing memories asks very personal questions to a beautiful woman. A short film by Ben Briand.
Einstürzende Neubauten (“Collapsing New-Buildings”) is a German industrial band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. The group currently comprises Blixa Bargeld (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard), Alexander Hacke (bass, guitar, vocals), N.U. Unruh (custom-made instruments,percussion, vocals), Jochen Arbeit (guitar and vocals), and Rudolf Moser (custom-built instruments, percussion, and vocals). One of their trademarks is the use… Continue Reading
La grande bellezza (The great beauty in the english version) is a 2013 Italian film co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. The film opens with a quote from Céline’s Journey to the End of the Night: “To travel is very useful, it makes the imagination… Continue Reading
Maniac is a 1980 American exploitation slasher film directed by William Lustig and written by Joe Spinell and C. A. Rosenberg. The plot focuses on a disturbed and traumatized serial killer who scalps his victims. Spinell also developed the story and stars as the lead character. Many scenes had to be filmed guerrilla-style… Continue Reading
Initially cross at having missed her train, suddenly she sees him on the opposite platform. A short film by Tom Darom and Arkady Ostrovsky.
Mario & Vidis is a unique partnership of Lithuanian dance music aficionado DJ Vidis and Mario Basanov. In 2007 they formed the most influential local production combo in order to deliver what could be the freshest sounding and truly adventurous… Continue Reading
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living is easy with eyes closed in the english version) is a 2013 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by David Trueba, and starring Javier Cámara. The film’s title comes from a line in the song “Strawberry Fields… Continue Reading
Taxi Driver is a 1976 American vigilante film with neo-noir and psychological thriller elements, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film stars Robert De Niro and features Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, and Albert Brooks. The film is regularly cited by… Continue Reading
Snooze buttons, sunlight…the inescapable cacophony of alarm alerts: waking up in the morning is a battle between the present and the future state of mind. A dream-like war with yourself and other objects that seem to take a life of… Continue Reading
Husbands was spontaneously created by its three members-Mathieu Hocine (Kid Francescoli), Simon Henner (French 79, Nasser) and Mathieu Poulain (Oh! Tiger Mountain), as they were working together on various projects from their collective Microphone Recordings in Simon’s studio. They started playing… Continue Reading
Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and starring Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, and Donald Pleasence. Its plot focuses on a young girl at a remote Swiss boarding school who discovers she has psychic powers that allow her to communicate with insects, and uses them to pursue a serial… Continue Reading
Miranda July dreams up an idiosyncratic solution to the interruptions of modern life in “A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted.” An offcut from July’s latest film, The Future, the scene has been reconstituted by the actress, writer and filmmaker for… Continue Reading
The debut album from Springtime Carnivore (aka the nom de tune of Greta Morgan) is a dreamy work of ebullient pop and looming psychedelia, evoking a mellow high on a Sunday afternoon, where everything is magnified and glows in Technicolor.… Continue Reading
Mommy is a 2014 Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. The film stars Anne Dorval as Diane Després, a widowed mother who is overwhelmed by… Continue Reading