Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sensory Overload #5


City Island

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

Funny, well-written comedy drama. There should be more of these quirky gems and less films featuring Jennifer Aniston.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo / The Girl Who Played With Fire / The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest

Swedish thriller trilogy based on Stieg Larsson's novels about a journalist and a young female hacker.

Excellent trilogy and certainly worth tracking down before the Holywood remake due for release in 2012 which will surely remove the more brutal but somewhat essential scenes from the original and most likely better Swedish version.


Fang Island

Glorious self-titled second album from ex-Daughters guitarist Nicholas Sadler. Fang Island makes music that they describe as “everyone high-fiving everyone.” Put your hands up.

Video for Daisy.

Liars - Sisterworld

Surreal and engaging fifth album from New York three-piece as they continue to explore new avenues of textures and layers adding nicely to their already expansive and creative back catalogue.

Video for Scissor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Second and significantly more upbeat album from New Jersey rockers.

Video for Upon Viewing Bruegel's "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus"
(from first album The Airing of Grievances)


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