Few actresses make my heart flutter quite like Tilda Swinton. Art-house cinema queen status aside, she’s just an absolutely commanding presence on the screen. Her 2010 project, I Am Love, is one of the most beautifully [and meticulously] constructed films I have seen in ages. She is arresting, beautiful, elegant, and speaks in three different languages over the course of the film. ...
This is what the Beckhams look like after the stress and work of bringing another genetically-proficient child into the world?
Somehow, Philip Selway’s initial foray into the solo-act world passed me last year. I have always had the utmost respect for Selway; as Radiohead’s drummer, his virtuosic sense of rhythm [as well as its very dissolution] have helped bridge the Oxford band’s transition from arena-rock bombast to its current output of intimate and avant-garde electronic rock. Selway always looked...
I Touch A Red Button
There are few things in this world that I want more than a new David Lynch film, but unfortunately, the dark auteur has a different viewpoint. Given the difficulties Lynch faced in releasing and marketing his 2006 opus, Inland Empire, one can understand why he would be so reluctant to devote years to a new movie. Luckily, Lynch continues to keep himself busy with a barrage of side projects,...
I’ve really been enjoying Alex Ross’ latest book, Listen To This- his panoramic view of the ever-evolving state of music. As the classical music reviewer for The New Yorker, many of the book’s chapters have taken some form from his articles originally published in the magazine. However, as opposed to Ross’ first book, The Rest Is Noise, which dealt primarily with a...