John C. Reilly Explains It All
March 6, 2014
John C. Reilly’s Dr. Steve Brule is a ridiculously inept “doctor,” ostensibly hosting a pre-dawn cable access show, where each episode he learns about the most general concepts of human life: money, relationships, family, and yes, boats.
The Construction of James Cromwell
July 12, 2013
After years of reliable, veteran character work, Cromwell is finally starring in his first leading role. Still Mine is the true story of octogenarian Craig Morrison, a craftsman who literally builds a house with bare hands for his mentally ailing wife Irene, played with quiet grace by Canadian actress Geneviève Bujold.
Exclusive Video Premiere and Interview: ‘Viral,’ Hebronix
June 10, 2013
Early this year, Blumberg announced his departure from Yuck to focus on his new project Hebronix, sending shockwaves through the media and his fanbase. The Hebronix debut LP Unreal sounds like a remarkable artist taking the shaky first steps in a completely new direction.
February 26, 2013
Located a safe 20 miles from that gaudy, dirty strip known as HollywoodBoulevard (where the Oscars took place the following day), theIndependent Spirit Awards kicked off early on a beautiful, albeit chillySaturday morning. Filmmakers, presenters, and stars hit the red carpetat 10:30 am, and sponsor Jameson was on hand before noon with liquidrefreshment.
Discovery: The Milk Carton Kids
February 21, 2013
The Milk Carton Kids sound timeless. On initial listen, disregarding the clean production, one might assume this is music made at any point in Americana history—possibly during the folk heyday of the 1960s.
Joel McHale, Community Liaison
February 5, 2013
Joel McHale has remained the eternal optimist and gracious peacemaker on the cast of Community.
Yo La Tengo’s Slow Fade
January 16, 2013
Out of all the indie rock stalwarts (Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, The Pixies, et al) Yo La Tengo are easily the best-adjusted and least scandalous of the lot.
Leslie Mann, in Sickness and in Health
December 21, 2012
While she’s made very funny and strong impressions in the past (her aging party girl in The 40 Year Old Virgin remains eminently quotable) in This Is 40 Mann confidently steps into a starring role, outshining such heavy-hitters as Paul Rudd, Albert Brooks, and John Lithgow.
Sacha Gervasi’s 35-Day Hitchcock
November 21, 2012
Sacha Gervasi, the 46-year-old British journalist/screenwriter/director, is making his narrative feature film debut with Hitchcock, but it was his 2008 documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil that first attracted the attention of Hitchcock producers Tom Pollack and Ivan Reitman, who decided to gamble on the filmmaker.
RZA, From Wu Tang to Kung Fu
November 2, 2012
We can’t think of anyone living a cooler life than Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, aka RZA. As founding member and leader of seminal hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, RZA established his production cred and incredible genre-hopping sensibilities in the early ’90s. After seven years in the making, RZA is finally presenting to the world his feature-film debut, The Man With the Iron Fists.
Another Round for Glenn Howerton
October 18, 2012
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s Dennis Reynolds, the aging lothario/oily bartender, might be the most despicable television character of the 21st century. Yet, as portrayed by Glenn Howerton, he’s funny. Very funny.
Lee Daniels Makes it Personal
October 5, 2012
Almost everything Lee Daniels touches turns to controversy, but the early press surrounding his new film The Paperboy seemed exceptionally vitriolic.
Rian Johnson’s Feedback Loop
September 27, 2012
Rian Johnson’s new film Looper is a major leap forward in an already ambitious career that began with the noir-revisionist thriller Brick in 2005. Equal parts time travel adventure and dystopian cautionary tale, the film combines all the best elements of Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury that Johnson has soaked up over the years, enlivened by Johnson’s unique wit and flare for genre reinvention.
The Magic of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James
August 17, 2012
There is something about Jim James’ voice and My Morning Jacket’s psychedelically-tinted brand of roots rock that, under the right circumstances or chemical intake, approaches religious transformation.
Julie Delpy’s Entropic Vacation
August 9, 2012
In 2007, Delpy embarked on her biggest creative endeavor to date; writing, editing and directing 2 Days in Paris, a cultures-collide examination of a disintegrating relationship. Five years later, Delpy is back with 2 Days in New York, a sequel pitting couple Marion and Mingus (Delpy and Chris Rock) against Marion’s overbearing, extremely eccentric (and often nude) French family.