Sunday, May 05, 2013

May Reviews

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

Amazon DVD: Women in Love (with Rosamund Pike and Rachael Stirling).

Amazon Theatricals: Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundament-
(with Riz Ahmed), Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha (with Greta Gerwig), Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (documentary with Gior-
gio Armani, Marc Jacobs, etc.), and Scot McGehee and David Sie-
gel's What Maisie Knew (with Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan).

Still playing: Admission, Disconnect, Life of Pi, Quartet, and The Sapphires.

Line Out: The Phoenix Foundation Goes Deep, Scout Niblett: No
Wigs, No Scrubs
, Psych-Glam Band the Burnt Ones' "Web" and You'll Never Walk Alone, UV Race and Life Stinks at Barboza, Sic Alps' Top-of-the-Pop-Tart Jam "Biz Bag" Is Rocking My World, King Khan Signs to Merge Records, Issues Statement Filled with Movie References, Shannon & the Clams' Newish Single "In a Dream" Is Dreamy, Black Moth Super Rainbow Live on KEXP, RocketNumberNine's Productive, Sci-Fi Post-Post-Punk Will Make You Move, Ernest Greene's Washed Out Gets Kaleidoscopic and Paracosmic in New Album Trailer, Two Documentary Stars at This Year's SIFF: a Punk Singer and a Freeze-Dried Pomeranian, Vanished Frontier.  


Drag City quotes my Scout Niblett review in the "Gun" press release: 
"Her emotions lie just below the surface, threatening to escape in full, 
spilling out all over the place, incinerating everything in their vicinity. 
It's as if her instrumental restraint keeps them in check." - The Stranger

Pitch Perfect PR quotes my RN9 review in the "Deadly Buzz" press release:  
"This percussion extravaganza from the London duo RocketNumberNine (brothers Tom and Ben Page) gets my vote for the best song of the week. No vocals to get in the way, lots of drums to clear your head...The forward momentum makes me want to work, and I mean that as a compliment." 

Video Librarian: 110%, Face 2 Face, Flirting with Danger - 
Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships, It Was Rape, 
Love, Hate and Everything in Between, Saving Face, Still Around,
Wonder Women! - The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Paul Anka - Live in Switzerland [Blu-ray], and Save the Date. 

Endnote: Frances Ha still from IFC (opens in Seattle on 5/24).