To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. Here, Brad Nelson talks about the much-discussed collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, Lulu, which topped his ballot and came in at No. 94 on the albums poll.
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Last month lots of ink and pixels were spent on Lulu, the collaboration between downtown bard Lou Reed and thrash lifers Metallica"worst album of the year or maybe ever" declarations; "you just don't understand what Lou is trying to do" cries from partisans/people suspicious of the unw ... More >>
The ever-evolving microgenre of "trollgaze" isn't just limited to whippersnapper up-and-comers. Today we look at one of this week's most chattered-about albums, the Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration Lulu, to try and deduce one thing: Can a 90-minute double album based off German Expressionist ... More >>
In Black Swan, a six-time nominee at this weekend's Academy Awards, Natalie Portman has a ecstasy-induced sex scene with Mila Kunis. Watching this scene obviously needs the most concentration that one can give to a movie. So it is expected that if someone was munching popcorn too loudly durin ... More >>
One would have to be as nutty as outgoing New York Film Critics Circle chairman and New York Press film critic Armond White to attempt to refute his lies, exaggerations, fantasies, smears and false assumptions point by point -- especially since he tends to project his own intentions onto his ... More >>
At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards last night, critics' chairman ARMOND WHITE brought up 'Black Swan' director DARREN ARONOFSKY to present an honor to his cinematographer.Immediately, Aronofsky seemed to be channeling his own black swan."Keep it up," he said to White, "because you give us al ... More >>
The 67th Venice Film Festival, where I'm currently on jury duty (although not on the jury headed by Quentin Tarantino) opened majorly pop with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's warmly received and borderline risible follow-up to his 2008 Golden Lion winner The Wrestler.
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via WikipediaReports say that Oscar winning Rachel Weisz will play Jackie O in the period after JFK's assassination in a movie directed by her man, Darren Aronofsky--that is if a studio picks up the proposed project.
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"Brainwave": Darren Aronofsky
The Rubin Museum
Once, at a Q A following an early screening of The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky's long-anticipated film about a tripartite Hugh Jackman questing after immortality, I asked the director what was up with all the poking. (To wi ... More >>