Marcos Ortega, better known by his stage name Lorn, is an American electronic musician. Lorn is from either Milwaukee, Wisconsin or central Illinois. He received early exposure as a DJ due to his remix of grime musician Jammer’s track “Better Than”. Lorn signed with Flying Lotus’ label, Brainfeeder, in 2009 and released his debut album, Nothing Else,… Continue Reading
An emotionally engaging coming-of-ager set in Rotterdam, “Lena” features one of the most complex and endearing teen heroines of recent years. Continually onscreen and effortlessly carrying the film, non-pro Emma Levie bravely embodies the title character, while Christophe van Rompaey… Continue Reading
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and… Continue Reading
“How God Works” is a short film by director, writer, actress Matilda Brown. Nancy and Jane are twins brought together on this special occasion by the one and only thing they have in common: a birthday. They’re like chalk and cheese.… Continue Reading
The xx are an English indie pop band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London. The group released their debut album, xx, in August 2009. The album ranked highly on many best of 2009 lists, placed at number one on the list compiled by The Guardian and second for NME. In… Continue Reading
Wonder Boys is an American 2000 comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chabon. Michael Douglas stars as professor Grady Tripp, a novelist who teaches creative writing at an unnamed Pittsburgh university. He has been unable… Continue Reading
Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, whose previous picture had been Airplane! It stars Val Kilmer (in his first feature film), Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif,Peter Cushing, Michael Gough and Jeremy Kemp. Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid… Continue Reading
Life for a deserting Russian WWII Soldier takes a darkly comic turn. A Short film directed by Rob Brown.
Apparat is the stage name for Sascha Ring, a German electronic musician living in Berlin and previous co-owner of Shitkatapult records. Starting out with dance floor-oriented techno, he later started to create ambient music and more recently became “more interested… Continue Reading
X+Y (released in the US as A Brilliant Young Mind) is a 2014 British drama film directed by Morgan Matthews, starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, and Sally Hawkins. The film, inspired by Beautiful Young Minds, focuses on a teenage English mathematics prodigy named Nathan (Asa Butterfield) who has difficulty understanding people,… Continue Reading
Coffy is a 1973 Blaxploitation film written and directed by American filmmaker Jack Hill. The story is about a black female vigilante played by Pam Grier. Coffy is notable in its depiction of a strong female lead (a capable nurse), something rare in the genre at the time, and also in its then-unfashionable anti-drug message. It was remade… Continue Reading
A heat wave is bringing racial tensions to boiling point in a London chip shop. Blood and Chips, directed by Ryan Phillips, addresses racism in a way that feels honest and keeps from getting preachy.
Feverist have come a long way in a short time. The band’s strikingly intense live shows won them a slot at The Great Escape, while their desert-bleached noise rock left a scorched trail along the Brighton coastline. Recently playing a packed out headline… Continue Reading
Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir arthouse crime film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling,Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name, with a screenplay by Hossein Amini. Like the book, the film is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt performer (played by… Continue Reading
Lying on the bed in her sexiest underwear, her television head on his lap, she looks at him and wonders: Would we still be together if I couldn’t get Sky? A 2003 short film from Big red button.
The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) andPete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centred on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The band was part of the garage rock… Continue Reading
In Bruges is a 2008 British-American crime-black comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish hitmen in hiding, with Ralph Fiennes as their gangster boss. The film takes place, and was filmed, in the Belgian city of Bruges. In Bruges was the opening night film of… Continue Reading