Tag: music

Berlin 2018: GURRUMUL Trailer Introduces An Aboriginal Music Icon

It was back in 2015 that we first caught wind of Paul Williams' upcoming documentary about Australian aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. An enormous gifted singer steeped in the traditions of his native people, you can easily make an argument...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Celebrates MONTEREY POP's 50th

The newly released complete Monterey Pop box set is vying for the most impressive package in my personal Criterion collection. A little bit about my Criterion collection… I own under 100, more than enough to make me unwilling to do...

DEAR SON: A Father Pens A Fateful Letter To His Son In Bryan Sloyer's New Shortfilm

L.A.'s own Bryan Sloyer has been a linchpin of my own work at Film Combat Syndicate for bringing some of the best in independent action filmmaking to online viewers. In equal measure, there's no question for the strength he's accumulated...

Early Submission Call - Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography. February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan...

Exclusive Interview: Edgar Wright on BABY DRIVER

It’s always nice when a director complements you on your thematically on-point Simon & Garfunkel shirt, but Edgar Wright is nothing if not perceptive. He’s one of those rarified directors who clearly has a vision, managing within studio pictures, indies...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

LET ME BE FRANK: Episode 3 “Art of Reshaping Reality”

The LET ME BE FRANK web documentary series continues with Episode 3, “Art of Reshaping Reality”. This third installment features reading by Michael (Mikee) LaBash, graphic designer and producer of the Let Me Be Frank series with Linda Mac.  Mikee...

SXSW 2016 Review: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY Remembers A Forgotten Legend

In recent years, several documentaries have explored the mythical world of popular music in the 1960s, including Morgan Neville's Twenty Feet From Stardom (about backup singers) and Denny Tedesco's The Wrecking Crew (about session musicians). Now comes Bang: The Bert...

Review: A HISTORY OF RADNESS, How Rock And Roll Can Save Your Life

Henry Rollins appears as a cross-country coach in A History of Radness, which stamps the show with a mark of musical authenticity, even though he doesn't play a lick of music. Rollins has been acting for more than 20 years,...

Cannes 2015 Review: AMY Beautifully Celebrates A Wonderful And Tragic Life

Every so often a film will come along that redefines an entire genre of cinema. A film that excels so completely the result is any similar film gets compared to it for years to come. In 2010, Asif Kapadia did...

Review: ERBARME DICH - MATTHÄUS PASSION STORIES Targets The Purpose Of Sadness

(Don't feel bad, feel worse! Then, listen to exquisite music...) A documentary about classical music does, on paper, not seem to be a crowd-pleaser. Yet Ramón Gieling's Erbarme Dich - Matthäus Passion Stories was one of the big surprises at...

Folklore Of The Blues: 5 Questions With MEMPHIS Director Tim Sutton

There is magic in Memphis. Magic and soul, fear and frustration. Music, passion and a heavenly voice that tilts from the throat of a modern monk on a quest for the divine amongst the derelict.When I first got word of...

Interview: Composing for Hell - Joseph Trapanese Talks Scoring THE RAID 2

Image source: Joecomposer.com Spoiler warning: This interview discusses specific scenes from The Raid 2.  Pay attention to the score in The Raid 2: composer Joe Trapanese's work here provides so many moments that inform (or at least help us get...

SXSW 2014 Review: BIG IN JAPAN Is A Raucous Adventure In Wacky & Wonderful Tokyo

"It's not the language barrier... it's a different problem," states one of the members of Tennis Pro, the band at the center of Big in Japan, as the bandmates try to wash their clothes in a Tokyo laundromat. This...

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special...

TIFF 2013 Music Doc Dispatch: 12.12.12 And MADE IN AMERICA

There are loads of ways to do a concert documentary. One is to simply shoot the goings on that take place on stage - set up a bunch of cameras and be done with it. Given that the majority of...

Review: DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' Traces Remarkable Journey

The story is so remarkable you almost can't help but being skeptical that it wasn't crafted just to be the basis of a film some day -- massive international touring band loses their second main lead singer, and needs to...