Doubling Down – DIIV’s ‘Deceiver’ and Danny Brown’s ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’

As musical boundaries continue to dissolve at such an alarming rate, the albatross of being a “buzzed about” artist hangs heavier with each year, even if we’re only going as far back as 2011-12. Looking back from the last quarter of 2019, certain bands and musicians who dominated the cultural conversation seem frivolous now, and others seem retroactively undeserving of the hand-wringing that may have accompanied their ascents. Continue reading Doubling Down – DIIV’s ‘Deceiver’ and Danny Brown’s ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’

7 Great Experimental Short Films on Vimeo

by +MLP+ We’re all looking for something great to watch. Moving images which will actually move and challenge us: to be better viewers and better people. In the contemporary streaming hellscape, there is an overabundance of ‘stuff to watch’ and a dire lack of meaningful & engaging work. So to celebrate the launch of yet another tiresome streaming service, I wanted to focus some great … Continue reading 7 Great Experimental Short Films on Vimeo

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KVIFF 2019: Stargazing – On Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’

Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’ won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 54th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Dutch critic Hugo Emmerzael, who was part of the jury that bestowed the award, offers his thoughts on this invigorating and luminating slice-of-life set in Madrid. Continue reading KVIFF 2019: Stargazing – On Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’