Today from NYFF, Nick Pinkerton goes long with Oliver Assayas's Something in the Air Written and directed by Oliver Assayas Screens Friday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. Writing about Jean Eustache's second feature, 1974's Mes petites amoureuses, Luc Moullet recollected a conversation with the direc ... More >>
"You come and see us and it's three hours of getting punched in the face." Hetero life partners Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala The Mars Volta's guitarist and co-leader, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, seems possessed by an almost demonic energy. The fifth Volta album, Octahedron, will be released ... More >>
"Singing all about [yourself] isn't all that interesting--I don't want to just do that. It's not very fun, and it may be dishonest." Kristian Mattson The Tallest Man on Earth is about five-foot-nine. Maybe; wearing the right shoes. Narrowly built, spindly legged, and quietly spoken, the loftiest t ... More >>
Wes Anderson's Genius Lessons
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.