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¿’

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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’