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Spiritualized / Everything Was Beautiful

Recommended if you like: Iggy and The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, Mercury Rev Stand Out Tracks: “Always Together With You”, “Crazy”, “Let it Bleed (For Iggy)” By Kristi Houk Space Rock pioneer, Jason Pierce (aka J Spaceman) of Spititualized does it again. On Everything Was Beautiful (taken from a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic SlaughterHouse-Five), Pierce effortlessly fuses country, psych rock, blues, and gospel into one cohesive, drugg-y package. It’s […]

todayApril 1, 2020 147 1 2

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He Ran All The Way

For fans of tough-as-nails acting as seen in John Garfield and Shelly Winters, Dalton Trumbo, James Wong Howe’s cinematography, and early 50’s Noir By: Gareth Jones John Garfield died too young. At age 39, he suffered a heart attack after appearing before the House of Un-American Committee in 1951.  Always a standout in playing tough, working class underdogs, he brought his experience in the Group Theater to the screen along […]

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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 […]

todayMarch 22, 2020 23 1 2

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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 346 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 51 1

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