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Encounters at the End of the Polar Vortex

No movie fits better into our polar vortex theme dedicated to the “chilly” weather we’ve been having these days. Herzog’s 2006 venture to the coldest continent, Encounters at the End of…

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China Aims for the Moon with a Little Help from Ai Weiwei

The Chinese government and Chinese contemporary artist and activist, Ai Weiwei have had their differences.  Ai Weiwei has been one of China’s most outspoken critics, continuing to challenge its human…

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The Silent Space Adventure – Gravity

Wilderness, underwater, war sites, space ships… there are many movies that have a specific environment which is more dominant than the story itself. No movie is more that way than…

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The Next Day: Bowie Puts the Past in its Place

David Bowie was already contemplating on the subject of aging back in 1999.  Already at that point this legendary musical chameleon had reached his 50s.  His experimental albums, Outside (1995)…

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24 Hour Party People

Bollocks! It isn’t just “that part” of a man’s anatomy but is a testament to the grin-and-bear-it spirit of British culture that has spawned some of the best-loved bands, films, and…

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The Good the Bad and the Queen

Bollocks! It isn’t just “that part” of a man’s anatomy but is a testament to the grin-and-bear-it spirit of British culture that has spawned some of the best-loved bands, films, and…

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John Stezaker

Bollocks! It isn’t just “that part” of a man’s anatomy but is a testament to the grin-and-bear-it spirit of British culture that has spawned some of the best-loved bands, films, and…

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Virgin Records Bash this Autumn in London

The Celebration Kicks off in London: Virgin Records Turns 40! Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Media…it’s a veritable Richard Branson empire and no one can deny hehas made…

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A Visual Journey Through ‘Samsara’

It can take only an image in film to capture something in its entirety. This has been beautifully illustrated by recent films such as The Artist – which resurrected silent-era…

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T-Rex Takes On Paris

This Photograph was taken by Anthony Grelot of French artist’s Philippe Pasqua 22 foot chrome sculpture that is a replica of actual T-Rex bones unearthed in China. Read more on…

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The Duellists (1978) by Ridley Scott

First Ridley Scott’s movie as a director where every shot looks like a 19th century painting Year Of Release: 1978 Full Name Of The Movie: The Duellists Director: Ridley Scott…

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Black And White (1978) – by The Stranglers

Artist: The Stranglers Album Full Title: Black And White Genre: Punk-Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk Year Of Release: 1978 Country Of Origin: UK Purchase links: Itunes, Amazon

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Art Everywhere Makes Britain the Biggest Gallery

Art Everywhere is On! Maybe it is and we just aren’t looking closely enough.  Well across Britain this summer, you won’t have to look very hard to find works of…

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Detroit, Get Your Hands Off My Art!

When I go to a museum, I rarely think about the monetary value of the countless famous paintings, sculptures, and artifacts that are housed within its walls.  When I stand…

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The Legacy of Da Vinci: Where Art and Science Meet

From Da Vinci to the Research Lab In the days of the Renaissance it was common for the greatest artists to mingle with the greatest scientific minds of the time.…

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Socrates Sculpture Park…Don’t Try This at Home!

Admittedly there is already something much nicer about seeing artwork displayed outdoors than in an antiseptic white-walled gallery space.  Socrates Sculpture Park is one small green haven for art alongside…

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The Secret Life of Jason Schwartzman and other Movie Star Musicians

Jason Schwartzman…the band man? When most people think of Jason Schwartzman the image of Max Fischer might come to mind.  If you have seen Rushmore (the film that launched both…

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Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (2013)

Tomorrow’s Harvest from Boards of Canada Gemini, Tomorrow’s Harvest’s first track from Boards of Canada, starts off with a sound similar to an opening credit to a movie with “____…

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The Duchess – Dibb’s “Non-Historical” History Drama

The Duchess (2008, UK)  110 min. PG 13 Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb The Duchess was inspired by Amanda Foreman’s biography Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire. The…

Lucille Bogan – Shave ‘Em Dry…Parental Discretion Advised!

Who is Lucille Bogan? The world’s first word connoisseur. She is responsible for what is quite possibly the dirtiest, most reprehensible church hymn in the known universe that is not…

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But You Should Watch Snowpiercer

  Snowpiercer is the untold story (because it’s in the future) of a cowcatcher that’s pissed about its new job. At least it’s got a new job. Amirite? The trailer…

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Only God, and no one else, Forgives Ryan Gosling

Only God Forgives (2013) In the second Refn film to star Ryan Gosling, Vithaya Pansringarm steals the show as the villainous Lt. Chang. Actually, everyone in the film who was…

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An Old Friend Revisited: OK Computer

This is a story about an album that means a lot to me. This is my view on Radiohead’s OK Computer. Sixteen years ago, in 1997, I read a review in…

Marina Abramovic Makes Plans for Hudson Art Institute

Plans to Fund the Marina Abramovic Institute World famous performance artist Marina Abramovic will be opening a new contemporary art institute in Hudson, New York which will gather young artists…

Artist Claes Oldenburg Lets Us Eat Cake

Claes Oldenburg – The Street and The Store Have you ever dreamed of jumping onto a giant piece of cake?  Well maybe not but if you happen to see Claes…