Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk trailer features Billie Joe Armstrong, Kirk Hammett, Tim Armstrong, and Iggy Pop — watch

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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is a new full-length documentary covering over 30 years of history of the California Bay Area’s punk scene, with a focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s 924 Gilman Street music collective. The Godfather of Punk himself, Iggy Pop, narrates the film. The documentary was directed and produced by Corbett Redford, with Green Day serving as …

Donnie Darko Returns: Director Richard Kelly Talks ’80s Nostalgia, Tears for Fears, and the Possibility of a Sequel

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In 2001, filmmaker Richard Kelly introduced the world to Donnie Darko, a peculiar suburban teenager from Virginia, who had a penchant for strong literature, Smurf Theory, and girls named Gretchen. He also had apocalyptic visions that stemmed from a man-rabbit named Frank, who may or may not have been influenced by Watership Down. Now, over 15 years later, the film …

10 Songs by The Clash That Made Films Better

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Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long we’ll be lost in a supermarket of exclusive features that remind us why The Clash continue to rock our Casbah and remain the only band that matters. Today, Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman explains how the band’s …

The Clash Led an Alt Rock Fantasy with Grosse Pointe Blank

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Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long we’ll be lost in a supermarket of exclusive features that remind us why The Clash continue to rock our Casbah and remain the only band that matters. Today, Film Editor Dominick Suzanne-Mayer weighs in …

Film Review: Ghost in the Shell

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When one sets out to make a film that asks challenging questions about what it means to be human, perhaps one should take some time to focus on such minor matters such as character, relationship, and yes, humanity. Just a thought. Ghost in the Shell is a visually arresting film, even occasionally an entertaining one, but profound it ain’t. That’s …

10 Great Soundtracks for 10 Awful Movies

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How many of you grew up on film soundtracks? For some people, especially those who grew up in markets where radio was stale and toxic, they were often the most accessible gateway to discovering new music. Speaking personally, I can’t tell you how many afternoons I wasted in Blockbuster Music (RIP) after seeing films at the nearby theater, trying to find …

She Loves Me, Not My Music

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This column originally ran February 2016. We’re reposting it in time for Valentine’s Day. Music, Movies & Moods is a monthly free-form column in which Matt Melis explores the cracks between where art and daily life meet. One of my favorite scenes in film history takes place in Rick’s Café Américain. Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa requests the saloon’s piano player, Sam, at …

Film Review: 20th Century Women

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The following review was originally published as part of our coverage of the 2016 New York Film Festival. 20th Century Women is the kind of wonder that only comes along a few times a year. The latest feature from Mike Mills is an achingly funny and moving portrait of Mills’ mother. Played in the film by Annette Bening, Dorothea is a creature …

Top 25 Films of 2016

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Movies aren’t dying. They’re not. They’re not dying because of more and more first-run filmmaking moving to streaming platforms. They’re not dying in the name of a globalized box office market, even if that’s going to dramatically change what they’re going to look like by the time the transition is over. They’re not dying because of Batman v Superman: Dawn …

Film Review: Collateral Beauty

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To declare Collateral Beauty a bad film simply because of the earnestness with which it’s made misses the point. Indeed, Collateral Beauty is a bad film. By the time it reaches its ridiculous, largely nonsensical climax, it could accurately be called a very bad film. That it is not among the worst of the year is a testament to the …