Month: August 2023

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Music Review

Suzi Quatro & KT Tunstall – Face to Face

By - Jason Hamric Historic rock icon Suzi Quatro and KT Tunstall team up to record "Face to Face," an wonderful album of cover songs that pays homage to the original artist while injecting a fresh new look to some of the dou's favorite tracks. But really, it’s nice to see Quatro and Tunstall having fun just because they can. "Face to Face" opens with a powerful rendition of Tom […]

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Film Review

Brujeria

By - Gareth Jones For fans of Folk Horror based on true stories, magical realism, and slower paced cinema such as Andrei Tarkovsky or Terrence Malick Based on a true story, the film is set in the 19th century on an island off the coast of Chile called Chiloe.  It is the story of a 13 year old indigenous girl named Rosa Rain.  She and her father work for German […]

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s.i.c. picks

AUGUST 14, 2023 – S.I.C. Picks

Gareth's Picks The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1967) Melvin Van Peebles directorial debut from 1967 about a soldier who gets a three-day pass in Paris still has resonance and potency.  Of course, he would go on to be one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time. Available on Kanopy (get it through your library card!)     The River (1951) French master Jean Renoir's first color […]

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Song Of The Week

Drop Nineteens – Scapa Flow

August 11, 2023 Boston shoegaze band Drop Nineteens are returning from a 30-year hiatus with video for a new song called “Scapa Flow.” It’s the lead single from their forthcoming album Hard Light, due out November 3 via Wharf Cat. Find out more about the Drop Nineteens HERE https://youtu.be/Xuy3nPM4xak Listen to all of our Songs of the Week HERE!

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Film Review

You Hurt My Feelings

By - Gareth Jones For fans of Nicole Holofcener, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, films set in New York, well-written comedies with emotional punch  In between directing a ton of television, Nicole Holofcener has directed eight feature films.  Her first, Walking and Talking, released in 1996 set a bit of a blueprint not only for her but many others.  It starred the always brilliant Catherine Keener, who along with Parker Posey, ruled the […]

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Music Review

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Sunset 666 (Live at Hollywood Palladium)

By - Jason Hamric For fans of Suicide, The Velvet Underground, The Shangri-Las, noisy feedback, reverb, Creation Records and confrontation  As a devout fan of feedback, shoegaze and timeless melodies, I was eagerly anticipating The Jesus and Mary Chain's new album, "Sunset 666 (Live at Hollywood Palladium)" - It does NOT disappoint, and succeeds in being a testament to the band's enduring brilliance.  I've had the privilege of experiencing the […]

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s.i.c. picks

AUGUST 7, 2023 – S.I.C. Picks

Gareth's Picks The Name of the Rose (1986) Enjoy Sean Connery's medieval murder mystery based on the classic Umberto Eco's novel.  The casting is sublime. Available on  TUBI     Odd Man Out (1947) Carol Reed classic with a masterful performance by James Mason. Available on TUBI and Plex       Craig's Picks Lovers and Liars (1979) Goldie Hawn is in this Italian comedy for some reason. It’s not […]

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Song Of The Week

Soccer Mommy – Soak Up The Sun

August 4, 2023 Sophia Regina Allison better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy, is an American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Find out more about Sophia AKA Soccer Mommy HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zS-kUnfeNI Listen to all of our Songs of the Week HERE!

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Film Review

Birth/Rebirth

By - Gareth Jones For fans of feminist horror, Frankenstein mythology, body horror Several years ago I had a student who presented a short film to the class called Fry Day. I found it to be a very accomplished film, especially dealing with the teenage perspective and also for building an atmosphere of dread.  That film used the execution of Ted Bundy as a backdrop, but it dealt with the […]

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