Tag: Independent

For the Plasma

For the Plasma

Screen Reviews

A Down East idyll of fire watching, light houses and Japanese industrialists in search of enlightenment.

I Need That Record!

Screen Reviews

Brendan Toller’s documentary mixes interviews and animation to explain the death of the independent record store. Scott Adams comments on the eulogy.

Christmas On Mars

Screen Reviews

Call me a dork if you must, but I can’t wait to ogle Wayne Coyne’s backyard space ship and get infected with the alien spirit of Christmas. Carl F Gauze considers Christmas on Mars required watching for the 12-sided dice crowd.

Coffee Therapy

Screen Reviews

Darnell Shacklebee relives the ups and downs of his life when all his former therapists arrive at his coffee shop. Carl F Gauze looks past perhaps the worst film packaging ever and finds much to enjoy in this homemade release.

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Hollywood Monkey Bad

A brand new column just for you! Follow Gregory Schaeffer and his lil’ film from Japan to Hollywood to madness, and all points in between! Should be quite a ride.

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Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.