Loosely based on the infamous Argentinian serial killer dubbed “Death Angel,” this cautionary drama follows an innocuous-looking but deeply sinister thief whose ... More

El Angel

Film by Luis Ortega

El Angel

Luis Ortega

Loosely based on the infamous Argentinian serial killer dubbed “Death Angel,” this cautionary drama follows an innocuous-looking but deeply sinister thief whose lawlessness escalates exponentially when he takes up with a career criminal. Nominated for the Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, El Angel is splendidly paced and gorgeously photographed, a departure from the sparser nature of Argentinian director Luis Ortega’s previous films, and offers a meaningful reflection on how violence is glamourized on the screen. (The Orchard)

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Chicago-based synth-pop-punk-folk band Grapetooth are fast becoming known for the intensity of their live shows, and now they deliver their thrilling self-titled ... More

Grapetooth

Album by Grapetooth

Grapetooth

Album by Grapetooth

Chicago-based synth-pop-punk-folk band Grapetooth are fast becoming known for the intensity of their live shows, and now they deliver their thrilling self-titled debut album. The duo behind Grapetooth, Chris Bailoni and Clay Frankel (the latter also plays in garage rock outfit Twin Peaks) create a refreshingly strange blend of doomy disco and woozy laments, writing songs about death, love, wine and even the movie Badlands. (Polyvinyl Record Co.)

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Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Border is a weird and wonderful modern fairytale, and ... More

Border

Film by Ali Abbasi

Border

Film by Ali Abbasi

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Border is a weird and wonderful modern fairytale, and is Sweden’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. The film tells the story of Tina (Eva Melander), a border agent born with a strange “disfiguration” that lends her the ability to sense or smell how people feel—especially their intent to deceive. But Tina’s life is forever changed after she meets a mysterious man (Eero Milonoff) with a smell that eludes her. Based on a short story by Let The Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Border is part oddball romance and part chilling Scandinavian thriller.(Neon)

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Chris Stein, co-founder of legendary punk/new wave band Blondie, has just released a new collection of previously unseen photographs capturing the golden ... More

Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene

Book by Chris Stein

Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene

Book By Chris Stein

Chris Stein, co-founder of legendary punk/new wave band Blondie, has just released a new collection of previously unseen photographs capturing the golden age of the ’70s New York City punk scene. Following his successful book Negative (2014), Point of View presents a more personal and more visceral snapshot: self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment, streetscapes in all their longed-for romance and dereliction, and candid photographs of William Burroughs, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol and Iggy Pop. At once a chronicle of one music icon’s life among his heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time. (Rizzoli)

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London-based Eliza Shaddad—the daughter of a Sudanese astrophysicist father and a Scottish mother—has announced her highly anticipated debut album Future. Described as ... More

Future

Album by Eliza Shaddad

Future

Album by Eliza Shaddad

London-based Eliza Shaddad—the daughter of a Sudanese astrophysicist father and a Scottish mother—has announced her highly anticipated debut album Future. Described as “blistering” by The Line of Best Fit, the album is a deeply candid look into the unique songwriting mind of its creator. Set on the bedrock of Eliza’s early folk and grunge influences, it revels in flavours of trip-hop, West-Coast surf sounds, ’80s choruses, ’90s movie soundtracks and all-out pop—while still managing to sound like a focused and cohesive body of work. (Beatnik Creative)

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With their second album, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, Australia’s Oh Pep! makes good on the promises of their critically acclaimed ... More

I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You...

Album by Oh Pep!

I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You...

Album by Oh Pep! 

With their second album, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, Australia’s Oh Pep! makes good on the promises of their critically acclaimed debut Stadium Cake. The return at once captures the duo’s spirit, curiosity and imminent likability, thoughtfully exploring the melody-rich expanse between indie pop and alt-folk while coming of age and seeing the world. The band has garnered praise from The New York Times and NPR, the latter calling them “thoughtful, deep, funny, and poetic.” ATO Records)

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Based on director Yen Tan’s award-winning short of the same name, 1985 stars Cory Michael Smith as a closeted young man returning to his Texas ... More

1985

Film by Yen Tan

1985

Film by Yen Tan

Based on director Yen Tan’s award-winning short of the same name, 1985 stars Cory Michael Smith as a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. It follows him as he reconnects with his brother (Aidan Langford) and estranged childhood friend (Jamie Chung), while struggling to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents, played by Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen and Golden Globe winner Michael Chiklis. (Wolfe)

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Written and directed by Jonah Hill (Superbad, Knocked Up, The Wolf of Wall Street), Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old boy in ’90s-era ... More

Mid90s

Film by Jonah Hill

Mid90s

Film by Jonah Hill

Written and directed by Jonah Hill (Superbad, Knocked Up, The Wolf of Wall Street), Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old boy in ’90s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. (A24)

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In his new book, Mirror Mirror, Ryan McGinley—one of the most important photographers of his generation—asks his friends and colleagues to take the ... More

Mirror Mirror

Book by Ryan McGinley

Mirror Mirror

Book by Ryan McGinley 

In his new book, Mirror Mirror, Ryan McGinley—one of the most important photographers of his generation—asks his friends and colleagues to take the camera into their own hands. Following instructions given to them by the artist, a group of individuals explore their own image. Though related to the ubiquitous selfie, the participants didn’t have the benefit of seeing the image before they clicked the shutter, and McGinley selected the final image to represent the photo session. The experiment yielded scores of intimate and psychologically revealing photos that—even though not done by his own hand—bear some signature McGinley flourishes in their emotional depth and resonance. (Rizzoli)

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