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Tinashe’s 2014 Rise Heralds a Refreshing New R&B Talent

Posted Jul 24, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Tinashe’s 2014 Rise Heralds a Refreshing New R&B Talent

There are meteoric ascents, and then there is Tinashe, whose debut single “2 On” has forcefully climbed its way into ‘Top 40’…

Listen Up Philip, The Guest and Conversations with Bret Easton Ellis, Nicolas Winding Refn

Posted Jul 21, 2014, by Eric Hynes and Nate von Zumwalt

Listen Up Philip, The Guest and Conversations with Bret Easton Ellis, Nicolas Winding Refn

Alex Ross Perry’s brand of misanthropy is remarkably endearing. It also happens to permeate his intimate comedy Listen Up…

A Persian Vampire Romance and Warpaint Convene at NEXT FEST

Posted Jul 18, 2014, by Eric Hynes and Nate von Zumwalt

A Persian Vampire Romance and Indie Rock Band Warpaint Convene at NEXT FEST

There’s not much one can hope to gather from the genre-spanning description for Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at…

NEXT FEST: Aubrey Plaza’s Deranged Antics in Life After Beth, Father John Misty Music Video

Posted Jul 15, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Aubrey Plaza's Deranged Antics On Display In Life After Beth, Father John Misty Music Video

Between Jeff Baena’s serpentine zombie romance and Father John Misty’s unruly video for his breakout song “Hollywood Forever…

Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez Still Wants You to ‘Vote For Pedro’

Posted Jul 10, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez Still Wants You to ‘Vote For Pedro’

Even the most prescient indie film enthusiast couldn’t forecast the spectacle. It was the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Efren…

NEXT FEST: The Zellner Bros. Help Unearth Mysteries of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Posted Jul 8, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

NEXT FEST: Zellner Bros. Unearth Mysteries of Fargo in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter will screen at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, August 9, as part of…

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Posted Jun 25, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Film and music go together like [blank] and [blank]. We’ll leave the platitudes to you. But if you’re stumped, today’s Sundance…

What I Wish I Knew About Distribution: Producer Ron Najor of “Short Term 12” & “I AM NOT A HIPSTER”

Posted Jun 23, 2014, by Ron Najor

What I Wish I Knew About Distribution: Producer Ron Najor of Short Term 12 and I Am Not A Hipster

Ron Najor produced "I Am Not A Hipster" with a group of friends in his hometown of San Diego. The film premiered at the 2012…

Michael Tully’s Homage to the ‘80s, Ping Pong Summer

Posted Jun 5, 2014, by Eric Hynes

Michael Tully On His Homage to the '80s, Ping Pong Summer

A lot of filmmakers have passion projects. They’ll have scripts that remain on the docket for years, waiting for right time and…

Now Playing: Obvious Child and Ping Pong Summer Round Out a Droll June

Posted May 29, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Now Playing: Obvious Child and Ping Pong Summer Round Out a Droll June

“Remember from before when we did sex to each other?” asks Jenny Slate’s character in Obvious Child, a rom-com redux that…

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