Downton Edith

Downton Abbey

Has it really been FOUR YEARS since we’ve seen our beloved Crawleys and their equally beloved downstairs staff? The Downton Abbey movie starts with everyone just as we left them, jumping just slightly ahead to 1927, with news of an unexpected and very exciting overnight visit to Downton by King George V and Queen Mary! […]

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Boaty Weekender 2019. Photo by: David Lee

Interview with a Boaty Weekender! Find out what it’s like to cruise the Mediterranean with Belle & Sebastian and Friends

In early 2018, the Belle & Sebastian {B & S} folks asked everyone to complete a  survey (and a polite one at that). They were looking for input on entertainment and travel ideas for the Boaty Weekender – a cruise featuring sets by Belle & Sebastian AND B & S fans’ favorite bands AND assorted […]

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IT Chapter Two

It Chapter Two

While I had a great time watching It (Chapter One? I guess?) and reveling in its sweet, sweet 80s nostalgia, It Chapter Two did not fill me with the same splattery glee. Two jumps forward 27 years to 2015 to show us The Losers as adults, all of whom have no memory of their time growing […]

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Tigers Are Not Afraid

Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)

YES, writer and director Issa López’s first venture into horror is just as good as you’ve been hearing. Tigers Are Not Afraid is a fantastic dark fairy tale that blends the horror of real life with the supernatural for an unforgettable watch. Shine (Juan Ramón López), and Estrella (Paola Lara) are two victims of the […]

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Kristin Hersh Possible Dust Clouds Cover

Kristin Hersh: Possible Dust Clouds

Kristin Hersh is performing live at The Tractor Tavern on Wednesday, 25th September. Concert details here.   Last year, the inimitable Kristin Hersh released Possible Dust Clouds, her 10th studio solo album. Hersh is the genius and leader behind veteran band Throwing Muses, who have been mostly inactive since 2013’s fabulous Purgatory/Paradise. Whereas the last Muses album […]

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Be Natural Alice Guy-Blache

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Have you ever heard of Director Alice Guy-Blaché? You probably haven’t — and the reason isn’t a huge surprise: THE PATRIARCHY.  Thankfully Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, Directed by Pamela B. Green, is here to fucking illuminate all of us. In 1895, Alice attended the first demonstration of film projection: the Lumière, with her […]

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New Video: Blue Glass: We Loved the Rain

Seattle’s excellent post-punk band, Blue Glass, whose stunning new album, Pale Mirror, was recently reviewed by Three Imaginary Girls, has just released a new video. The single, “We Loved the Rain,” is a punchy analogue track that would fit in perfectly in the playlist at any goth or dark wave club. Michael Shunk, Blue Glass’ […]

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