Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Reviews

Paul Williams (Paul Williams: Still Alive) at the Egyptian on 5/12
These are the reviews and other pieces I'm working on this month. 

Amazon DVDs: Downton Abbey -Season Three [two-disc set] and Boardwalk Empire - The Complete Third Season [five-disc set].

Amazon Theatricals: Carl Franklin's Bless Me, Ultima

Still playing (or yet to open): Amour, Anna Karen-
, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Quartet, and Rust and Bone.

Line Out: Feeding People's Island Universe, Yo La Tengo - Steadfast and True, Sleepwalking in Space with Psychic Twin, Julian Lynch's Lovely "Carios kelleyi I," Mouse on Mars Are on the Move, Pony Time - "What If You Caught Me," White Fence's Fuzztastic "Pink Gorilla," Sonny Smith Contains MultitudesAnika Covers Chromatics on New EP, Mouse on Mars, Matmos, and Horse Lords, "Bitter Buddha" Eddie Pepitone at NWFF, Barren Girls - "She-Devil," Melt Yourself Down's Life-Fixer.

Video Librarian: Chicken with Plums, Color Me Obsessed -
A Film about the Replacements
, Gossip Girl - The Complete
Sixth and Final Season
[three-disc set], 28 Hotel Rooms, Face-
book Follies, Loving a Stranger, Paul Williams - Still Alive,
Sext Up Kids - How Children Are Becoming Hypersexualiz-
ed, and Transgender Tuesdays - A Clinic in the Tenderloin.

Endnote: Image from my personal collection. 

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

January Reviews

These are the reviews and other pieces I'm working on this month.

Amazon DVDs: The Life & Times of Tim - The Complete Third Season [2-disc set], The Hour - Season Two [2-Blu set], Scarecrow and Mrs. King - The 4th and Final Season [5-disc set]

Amazon Theatricals: Amour (Michael Hanecke
directs Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva) and Quartet (Dustin Hoffman directs Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay).

Still playing (or yet to open): Anna Karenina, The Guilt Trip,  
Life of Pi, Lincoln, Playing for Keeps, and Rust and Bone

Line Out: Raw Balls and Bad Eggs: The Ballad of UV Race, Listen to Broadcast's Semi-Final LP, Girls Names - "Hypnotic Regression," New Year's Greetings from Michel Gondry, Nick Cave Knows Who You Are, Woodsist Signs Eat Skull, the Woolen Men, The Return of Camper Van Beethoven, Back from the Grave with Segall and Cronin, Surf Party with the Traditional Fools, LISm: Ellen Allien's Headphone Dance Score, Haunting New Videos from Angel Olsen, Lonnie Holley: Before Music, Outside Time, On Her New Single, Colleen Green Has All the Time in the World, Julia Kent's Dramatic Tourbillon, and Herbcraft's Flute-Saturated Stunner.

Video Librarian: (A)Sexual  - A Minority No Longer Silent, 
Jason Becker - Not Dead Yet, The Boy Game, From Dust to 
Dreams - Opening Night at the Smith, Grrrl Love and Revolution - 
Riot Grrrl NYC, The Light in Her Eyes, Mama C - Urban Warrior in the African Bush, Patti Smith - Live at Montreux 2005 [Blu-ray], Strong!, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements, Ike & Tina - On the Road: 1971-72, Lady Antebellum - Own the Night: World Tour, Let the Music Play - Story of the Doobie Bros., Joan Rivers - Don’t Start with Me, Playing for Keeps, Rust and Bone.

Endnote: British poster image from Artificial Eye.