Little is known about the musical duo POSTAAL beyond their first names. The mystery surrounding them is, perhaps, all by design; the pair makes electronic music that'll get you dancing, surely, but more notably, they're not afraid to write about subjects greater than the sum of themselves.
Anyone with a cursory knowledge of psychology is familiar with Dr. Philip Zimbardo's experiment in the Stanford University basement. But Kyle Patrick Alvarez's riveting Sundance film The Stanford Prison Experiment, out today, brings the six-day period to life vividly and viscerally.
Listening to The Soft Moon isn't necessarily easy. With abrasive, industrial synths surrounding Luis Vasquez's anguished vocals, the minimalist post-punk production could be straight out of a nightmare. Yet, it's precisely this gothic hum that makes us not want to wake.
Bollywood director Vidhu Vinod Chopra is making his grand American introduction with Broken Horses, out tomorrow.