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Music Review

Dry Cleaning / Stumpwork

Recommended if you like: Pavement, Courtney Barnett, Wet Leg, Laurie Anderson by Kristi Houk       Dry Cleaning formed in South London in 2017 features vocalist Florence Shaw, guitarist Tom Dowse, bassist Lewis Maynard and drummer Nick Buxton. Their second album, Stumpwork was released in October of this year. At first listen, it’s hard not to compare them to 90’s indie, slacker darlings, Pavement with the band’s lo-fi sound […]

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Film Review

The Girl Without Hands

For fans of minimalist painterly animation, Grimms Fairy Tales, Marcell Jankovics (Son of the White Mare) By: Gareth Jones This hypnotic, oneiric film from 2016 was written, directed, animated and edited by one person, Sébastien Laudenbach.  Based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, it is a fairytale about a young girl accidentally sold to the devil by her poor farmer father.  She evades the devil initially, but loses her […]

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The Eternal Daughter

For fans of Tilda Swinton, Joanna Hogg, Gothic ghost stories, slow burn liminal spaces in the world and mind By: Gareth Jones The extraordinary collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg resumes with this immersive story that continues the exploration of relationships between mothers and daughters started in The Souvenir and The Souvenir II.  The gauzy cinematography of Ed Rutherford with saturated greens, blues, and reds builds a remarkable atmosphere.  […]

todayMarch 21, 2020 327 2

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Gareth’s Top 100 Films of All Time

By: Gareth Jones After the Sight and Sound all time best list came out a few weeks ago, many folks asked me if I had such a list. After seeing the astonishing list by dear friend Gregory Lowry, I decided to jot one down. I do have to say that this list is very different from how it would have looked 10 years ago. It does mirror and was influenced […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 50 1

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