Pile on the Focused Confusion of Their New Album, Green and Gray

Originally published on pastemagazine.com If you’ve found yourself at a show in a grubby Boston basement in recent years, you’ve probably heard of Pile. People in that corner of the world speak of the band with the kind of reverence usually reserved for hometown legends like Pixies or the Lemonheads. They’ve been the subject of entire … Continue reading Pile on the Focused Confusion of Their New Album, Green and Gray

The World is Finally Ready for Duster, the Droning Space Cadets of Yesteryear

Originally published on pastemagazine.com The music of the band Duster is hard to classify. It’s been called many things, but none of these classifications have managed to stick all that well. There’s more natural propulsion behind Duster’s music than slowcore contemporaries like Codeine and Bedhead, and it’s more spaced-out than artists like the Microphones or Built … Continue reading The World is Finally Ready for Duster, the Droning Space Cadets of Yesteryear

The Photography of Ansel Adams Is Coming to the MFA

Originally published on bostonmagazine.com The work of legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams is set to go on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in a new exhibition titled Ansel Adams in Our Time. The exhibition will include around 100 Adams photographs alongside works by the 19th century photographers who influenced him and contemporary artists who followed … Continue reading The Photography of Ansel Adams Is Coming to the MFA

Alexander McQueen, M.I.A. films added to 2018 Hot Docs line-up

Originally published on screendaily.com Canadian documentary festival Hot Docs has added 17 additional special presentations. They include McQueen, Ian Bonhôte’s documentary about fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and Steve Loveridge’s MATANGA / MAYA / M.I.A. (pictured), the Sundance world premiere about British rapper and record producer M.I.A. that has been picked up for the UK by … Continue reading Alexander McQueen, M.I.A. films added to 2018 Hot Docs line-up

‘On Body And Soul’ wins top prize at 2018 Hungarian Film Awards

Originally published on screendaily.com The 2018 Hungarian Film Awards were presented in Budapest this weekend, with Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body And Soul winning both best film and best director. The Golden Bear-winner, which also earned a best foreign language film nomination at this year’s Oscars, won five awards in total. It also took home best … Continue reading ‘On Body And Soul’ wins top prize at 2018 Hungarian Film Awards

Netflix takes North America, UK on Berlin Silver Bear winner ‘Dovlatov’

Originally published on screendaily.com Dovlatov, which was well received at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and took home a Silver Bear for costume designer Elena Okopnaya, has sold into 23 territories. Sales agent Alpha Violet has inked a significant deal with SVoD giant Netflix covering the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and Scandinavia. It has … Continue reading Netflix takes North America, UK on Berlin Silver Bear winner ‘Dovlatov’

City of Boston Presents Artist Fellowship to Five Local Artists

It is a good year to be an emerging artist in Boston. As part of its ongoing Boston Creates program, the city has started an annual Artist Fellowship that awards $10,000 per person to five local artists working in a variety of media. The winners were chosen by a jury of local arts leaders from … Continue reading City of Boston Presents Artist Fellowship to Five Local Artists

Live Review: LVL UP are the boyband America needs in the 21st Century

Originally published on Vanyaland   LVL UP are the great American boyband. Or, at least, that’s how they jokingly described themselves at the start of their set at the Middle East Upstairs on Thursday (October 5). After a few doses of their distinctive brand of fuzz rock, not one member of the spirited crowd would disagree. Bolstered by a pair … Continue reading Live Review: LVL UP are the boyband America needs in the 21st Century

You’re My Favorite Customer: the Coolidge Grapples with Midnight Screenings of The Room

Originally published on Vanyaland   The lights go off, the crowd roars, and the Wiseau Films logo appears on the screen. What follows is a 90 minute onslaught of gratuitous sex scenes, intoxicated 20-somethings yelling their favorite quotes in unison, and the offbeat delivery of eccentric star and director Tommy Wiseau. This is what happens when you … Continue reading You’re My Favorite Customer: the Coolidge Grapples with Midnight Screenings of The Room