You know, it’s a rare thing in 2012 when you find people who are flickering in the spotlight as a result of patience and passion without calling in any favors. About four years ago, two 20-something-year-old Irish guys with no ulterior motives other than sharing exciting dance music from the past and present started a blog called Feel My Bicep. Little did they know, a few years later, that the blog would become a name for their own music project and a platform that literally sends them out to enthrall sweaty dance floors around the world.
Miguel Gomes’ diverse catalogue of films makes him a tough director to pin down. His visual aesthetic (down to the choice of film stock), reference points and storytelling methods all appear to change from title to title. Yet the Portuguese filmmaker’s eagerness to pilot stories through various strata of perception—reality, dreams, memories and fantasy—is perhaps the all-important thread that gives some cohesiveness to his eccentric oeuvre.
Christian Mungiu’s first feature since his Palme d’Or-winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days , Beyond the Hills tells a harrowing tale built on the unyielding foundations of religious dogma.
Léa Seydoux, the enormously talented French actress, happens to be the granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux (chairman of Pathé) and the grandniece of Nicolas Seydoux (chairman and CEO of Gaumont). Preconceptions are expected when you have such strong ties to the film industry, but this one is the real deal.
Since its inception in 2011, Nitehawk has firmly established itself as the premier, first-run movie theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Founder Matthew Viragh’s idea to collapse the dinner and a movie concept, long offered by places like the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Texas and faraway places such as Athens, Greece, surprisingly didn’t exist anywhere in New York at the time. No longer do we suffer the indignity of crawling back into Manhattan to catch a screening or smuggling booze into a movie theater on a Friday night—Viragh overturned a law that prohibits the sale of alcohol in cinemas in New York.
Since day one, we at Anthem HQ have been avid followers of Tussle’s. From back when they were a dubbed-out, leftfield, disco-obsessed oddity on Troubleman Unlimited to their more recent iteration as a Smalltown Supersound roster member
Literary one-hit wonder Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel, Wuthering Heights , has been adapted countless times. There were the dramas, operas, ballets, and even in Semaphore for a Monty Python sketch. But the Academy award-winning writer/director Andrea Arnold’s painterly and atmospheric literary adaptation marks a fresh new take, which unspooled for the first time at the Venice Film Festival in 2011
If you haven’t heard of Mark Barrott yet, don’t be too embarrassed: the British DJ, producer, and label honcho has made a career out of anonymity. Starting in the early 90s, the man began releasing music under the moniker Future Loop Foundation, which, originally, was a drum ‘n’ bass outfit, but quickly became something more engaging, timeless, and―for lack of a better word―elegant.
By 1987, we were six years into the AIDS epidemic, a crisis that was being largely ignored by government officials and health organizations until the sudden emergence of ACT UP in New York’s Greenwich Village. ACT UP was an activist group mostly made up of HIV-positive participants who refused to die without putting up a fight.
Yeasayer is at what might, with a degree of understatement, be termed an interesting juncture in their career.