Wednesday, January 08, 2014

January Reviews

Tahar Rahim, Bérénice Bejo, and Ali Mosaffa in The Past
These are the reviews and other pieces I'm working on this month.

Amazon Theatricals: Ralph Fiennes' The Invisible Woman 
(with Fiennes and Felicity Jones) and Asghar Farhadi's The Past.

Line Out: After Two Years in Berlin, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Unveil Wig Out at Jagbags, Morgan Delt's Kaleidoscopic "Obstacle Eyes," That Time Morvern Callar Author Alan Warner Wrote About Can's 1971 Album Tago Mago, What Happens When the Black Lips Get the Blues (and Break Out the Leather and Chains), Protomartyr's "Scum, Rise!" Revives the Scuzzy Noise Rock of the Reagan Era, Angel Olsen Revs Up Her Sound on New Record, Web of Sunsets Herald Their Debut on End of Time Records with a Lovely New Song, Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn Celebrate Old Drunk America on First Full-Length, Forget the Title: Boston Trio Quilt's "Tired & Buttered" Is One of Their Finest Songs to Date, The Coathangers Throw Things, Deface Record Covers, Release a New Song, and Hit the Road, Neneh Cherry's Genre-Defying "Everything," and Jobriath A.D.

Video Librarian: Old Dogs & New Tricks - Complete Seasons 1 & 2, Cliff Richard - Still Reelin’ and A-Rockin': Live in Sydney [Blu-ray], George Thorogood & the Destroyers: Live at Montreux [Blu-ray], Consumed - Identity and Anxiety, Follow Me Down - Portraits 
of Louisiana Prison Musicians, The Lower 9 - A Story of 
HomeThey Think I'm Chinese, Sample This - The Birth 
of Hip-HopSister (with Léa Seydoux), and Tiger Eyes.

Endnote: Image from Sony Pictures Classics.