Cannes Wishlist: Choose Movies, Not Directors Thompson on Hollywood

So we will soon find out which titles will be in this year’s Cannes Official Selection (May 13-24), which is broken down into 20 Competition titles competing for the Palme d’Or and other prizes; 20 films in Un Certain Regard, which has its own less prestigious competition with high-profile opening ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more

Best Coast – “Heaven Sent” Video STEREOGUM

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Best Coast already released a lyric video for their second single “Heaven Sent” off of the duo’s forthcoming album, California Nights, but today the band shared an official music video for the track. Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno perform with a band in a room littered with kitschy romantic ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM

Amy Winehouse Doc Acquired by A24 Thompson on Hollywood

According to THR, A24 is in final negotiations to take “Amy,” the distributor’s first-ever documentary, for US distribution. A24 is aiming to release the film this summer and a teaser trailer is expected to land tomorrow. Directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees, the documentary chronicles the many hills ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON Read more

Pemberton Music Festival’s 2015 Lineup DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS

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Canadian music fest Pemberton Music Festival has released their 2015 lineup. Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, and Tiësto are headlining. Other noteworthy acts include Missy Elliott, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, and M.I.A. The festival also features Skrillex’s Full Flex Express and a comedy lineup. The festival take place ….Read More Via:: DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS

Watch: Video Essay Explores The World Of Slacker Noir THE PLAYLIST

About a week ago, Slate explored two (seemingly distinct) types of films—noir and stoner comedies—into an offspring genre it refers to as “Slacker Noir.” You might be thinking, “Slacker noir? Explain.” V Renée, Managing Editor at No Film School, originally had a similar reaction. However, she thought about the connection ….Read More Via:: THE PLAYLIST

Ryley Walker – “Sweet Satisfaction” Video STEREOGUM

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Ryley Walker makes the kind of music that seems most fitting in a natural landscape, so the fact that his new video for “Sweet Satisfaction” was shot in Death Valley is, well, satisfying. But this video was directed by Bethany Schmitt — aka the Buttress — so get ready ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM