Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week Recap (9/1-9/7)

MOVIES

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): 82%
director: Milos Forman
writer: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
production company: Fantasy Films

Mysterious Skin (2004): 81%
director/writer: Gregg Araki
actors: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeffrey Licon
production company: Antidote Films, Desperate Pictures, Fortissimo Films


TV SHOWS

Girls - Season 2, Eps 1-3
creator: Lena Dunham
writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Sarah Heywood
directors: Lena Dunham, Jesse Peretz


MUSIC

Bright Eyes - Discography (1995 - present)
band members: Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott
origin: Omaha, Nebraska

Death Cab For Cutie - Discography (1997 - present)
band members: Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, (past:) Nathan Good, Michael Schorr, Chris Walla
origin: Bellingham, Washington

The Decemberists - Discography (2000 - present)
band members: Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, John Moen, (past:) Jesse Emerson, Ezra Holbrook, Rachel Blumberg, David Langenes, Petra Haden, Lisa Molinaro, Sara Watkins
origin: Portland, Oregon

Future Islands - Discography (2006 - present)
band members: Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion, Samuel Herring, Michael Lowry (Touring Drummer), (past:) Erick Murillo, Samuel N. Ortiz-Payero
origin: Greenville, North Carolina

The National - Discography (1999 - present)
band members: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf
origin: Cincinnati, Ohio

Neutral Milk Hotel - Discography (1989 - 1999, 2013 - present)
band members: Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane, Jeremy Barnes, Julian Koster
origin: Ruston, Louisiana / Athens, Georgia

Wild Beasts - Present Tense (2014):
label: Domino Records
producer: Lexxx, Leo Abrahams, Wild Beasts

Future Islands - "Inch of Dust"
Conor Oberst - "Double Life"
Conor Oberst - "You Are Your Mother's Child"
The National - "Mr. November"
Neutral Milk Hotel - "King of Carrot Flowers (Pts. 1-3)"
Wild Beasts - "Mecca"


Concerts
The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Future Islands - Boston Calling (9/5)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Week Recap (8/25-31)

MOVIES

Eyes Wide Shut (1999): 90%
director: Stanley Kubrick
writer: Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael
actors: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
production companies: Warner Bros., Stanley Kubrick Productions, Hobby Films

Calvary (2014): 79%
director/writer: John Michael McDonagh
actors: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly
production companies: Irish Film Board, Lipsync Productions, Octagon Films

The Dog (2013): 69%
directors: Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren
production company: Unleashed Films

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999): 83%
director: Jamie Babbit
writer: Brian Wayne Peterson
actors: Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Cathy Moriarty
production companies: Cheerleader LLC, Hate Kills Man (HKM), Ignite Entertainment



TV SHOWS

Looking, Season 1: 80%
creator: Michael Lannan
actors: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Álvarez, Murray Bartlett, Raúl Castillo, Lauren Weedman, Russell Tovey
directors: Andrew Haigh, Ryan Fleck
writers: Michael Lannan, Andrew Haigh, Allan Heinberg, Tanya Saracho

Masters of Sex, Season 1, Episode 2



MUSIC

Fleet Foxes - Discography (2006-)
band members: Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo, Morgan Henderson
origin: Seattle, Washington

Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game (2012)
label: Decca/Polydor
producer: Mark Ronson

The Tallest Man on Earth - Discography (2006-)
band member: Kristian Matsson
origin: Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Thursday - Discography (1997-2011)
band members: Geoff Rickly, Tom Keeley, Tim Payne, Tucker Rule, Steve Pedulla, Andrew Everding
origin: New Brunswick, New Jersey


Kevin Devine - "Ballgame"
Radiator Hospital - "Our Song"
The Tallest Man on Earth - "The Dreamer"
Wild Beasts - "A Simple Beautiful Truth"


Concerts

Titus Andronicus w/ Liquor Store @ The Middle East Upstairs



BOOKS

Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath (2008): 88%
author: Andrew Holleran
publisher: De Capo Press


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Titus Andronicus

"I heard them say the white man created existential angst
When he ran out of other problems
Cause the thing about those problems was
Typically, more money would solve them"

- Ecce Homo

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Killer Mike on Ferguson


Week Recap (8/18-24)

MOVIES

The Fisher King (1991): 69%
directed by: Terry Gilliam
written by: Richard LaGravenese
actors: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl
production company: Columbia Pictures Corporation


Volver (2006): 82%
directed/written by: Pedro Almodóvar
actors: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave
production company: Canal+ España, El Deseo S.A., Ministerio de Cultura


MUSIC

Dry the River - Alarms in the Heart (2014)
label: Transgressive Records
producers: Charlie Hugall, Paul Savage and Peter Miles

Every Time I Die - Discography (1998-present)
band members: Keith Buckley, Jordan Buckley, Andy Williams, Stephen Micciche, Ryan Leger
origin: Buffalo, NY

Kanye West - College Dropout (2004)
label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
producers: Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash, Evidence, Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, Kanye West

The New Pornographers - Bill Bruisers (2014)
label: Matador, Last Gang
producer: A.C. Newman, John Collins


Dry the River - "Gethsemane"
Killer Mike - "Reagan"
The New Pornographers - "War on the East Coast"
Sharon Van Etten - "I Know"
Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"


BOOKS

Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath by Andrew Holleran (2008)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week Recap (8/4-17)

MOVIES

Lucy
(2014): 45%
director/writer: Luc Besson
actors: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
production company: Canal+, Ciné+, EuropaCorp

Rich Hill (2014): 83%
directors & producers: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos
distributed by: The Orchard, Independent Lens

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013): 66%
director/writer: Jim Jarmusch
actors: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt
production company: Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Pandora Filmproduktion, Snow Wolf Produktion



TV SHOWS

Adventure Time: 
Season 5, Episodes 17 - 21 (2012): A
directors: Nate Cash, Adam Muto, Elizabeth Ito
writers: Tom Herpich & Steve Wolfhard, Kent Osborne & Cole Sanchez, Pendleton Ward & Somvilay Xayaphone, Graham Falk, Jesse Moynihan & Thomas Wellmann



MUSIC

FKA Twigs
- LP1 (2014): 91%
label: Young Turks
producers: Arca, Clams Casino, Cy An, Paul Epworth, FKA twigs, Emile Haynie, Devonté Hynes, Inc., Sampha, Tic

Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell (2014): 80%
label: OWSLA

jj - V (2014): 80%
label: Sincerely Yours, Secretly Canadian

The Tallest Man On Earth - Discography (2006 - present)
artist: Saras Per Kristian Matsson
origin: Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden


FKA Twigs - "Closer"
Hundred Waters - "[Animal]"
jj - "All Ways, Always"
jj - "Dean & Me"
Little Dragon - "Paris"
Little Dragon - "Mirror"
Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite"

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Week Recap (7/28 - 8/3)

FILM

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988): 88%
director, writer, producer: Pedro Almodóvar
actors: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco
production company: El Deseo, S.A.


TV SHOWS

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 6, EP 1-3: A-
director: Randall Einhorn
writers: Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff, Dave Chernin & John Chernin, and Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney


MUSIC

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (2013)
label: Domino
producer: Devonté Hynes

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
label: Milk!, Mom+Pop Music

The National - Discography (1999 - current)

Strata - Strata Presents: The End of The World (2007)
label: Wind-up
producer: Gregg Wattenberg

Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso (2014)
label: Partisan
producer: Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn


Blood Orange - "You're Not Good Enough"
Courtney Barnett - "Avant Gardener"
The National - "Pink Rabbits"