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Stravinsky's Rite and More 4 2 and 4

Did you know that in May 1913, even before Diaghilev's ballet of Stravinsky's <i>The Rite of Spring</i> caused fist-fights among Parisian concertgoers, …

Flute

Film Comment magazine

<b>Film Comment magazine is on Facebook.</b> To connect with Film Comment magazine, log into Facebook.<p>or<p>Kiyoshi Kurosawa's BEFORE WE VANISH is a …

Andrei Tarkovsky's 1986 masterpiece 'The Sacrifice' returns

<i>A new 4k restoration of Andrei Tarkovsky's 1986 film "The Sacrifice" starts Feb. 2 at the Nuart. This is an excerpt from a review published Dec. 22, 1986. The restored version of Tarkovsky's 1979 film "Stalker" also screens Feb. 3-8 under separate admission.</i><p>Near the beginning of "The Sacrifice," …

Filmmaking

Why you should try these 5 coffee makers instead of a Keurig w/ prices from $30

Coffee lovers, you have come to the right spot. Every morning are cups are filled with coffee and our homes with a great aroma. From a cup right in the morning to get us out the door or an afternoon cup to get us through our day, coffee is always a great option. So, today we are sharing five …

Coffee

Michael Haneke, ‘Deutschland 83’ Producer Prep Dystopian Series ‘Kelvin’s Book’

Acclaimed Austrian director Michael Haneke’s first TV series project will be “Kelvin’s Book,” a 10-part series produced by Germany’s UFA Fiction, the …

Palme d'Or

Stars Read Fire & Fury at the Grammys

In a surprise appearance at the Grammys last night, Hillary Clinton auditioned music stars to read for an audiobook edition of <i>Fire & Fury</i>, Michael Wolff’s bestseller that offers key insights into the Trump presidency. Performers such as Cher, Snoop Dogg, and Cardi B took turns reading excerpt from …

Books

This Year's 6 Best Sundance Movies, Plus A Few Performances We'll Be Talking About

The Sundance Film Festival provides the first snapshot of what Hollywood has in store in any given year. Almost without fail, at least a few gems leave Park City, Utah, to become mainstream smashes. Last year’s slate gave us “Call Me by Your Name,” “Get Out,” “The Big Sick,” “Mudbound” and …

Bill Skarsgård

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Books

'Hereditary' Is the Most Terrifying Horror Movie in a Long Time

It's not rare to hear a director introduce their debut feature at a festival by calling it a "personal film." The process of making any piece of art, …

TV

15 Horror Books That Will Give You & Your Book Club Major Nightmares

If the sudden popularity of murder-mystery novels has your book club selection feeling a little stale, check out these 15 horror novels to introduce …

Books

Why Annette Bening fans need to see ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ the Gloria Grahame story

The reason to pay attention to "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool" is the reason it got made in the first place: the opportunity it provides to see star Annette Bening in action.<p>Bening has always been savvy in the roles she selects, and for decades, ever since she first discovered the work of …

Annette Bening

Michael Haneke's 'Happy End' is a disquieting, blisteringly funny evisceration of the bourgeoisie

Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, except perhaps in the films of the Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke, where domestic misery tends to express itself as a series of repetitive, even ritualistic patterns.<p>He has, in effect, turned this repetition into a kind of joke; in most of his …

Isabelle Huppert

The western springs back to life with 'Hostiles,' a brutal tale of moral survival

Once feared dead but found instead only sleeping, the western has sprung back to strong and compelling life with the intense, involving "Hostiles" being the latest case in point.<p>Written and directed by<p>Scott Cooperand powered by a dynamic trio of interwoven performances byChristian Bale, Wes Studi …

Justin Chang

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps bring a wondrously perverse love story to life in 'Phantom Thread'

One of the most exquisite moments in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread," a film composed entirely from exquisite moments, features a delicious riff on boy-meets-girl. The boy is having breakfast at a country inn; the girl is waiting on him. She trips, charmingly, on her way over to his table, …

Vicky Krieps

Film Comment magazine

With PHANTOM THREAD, Paul Thomas Anderson crafts a chamber piece that feels hugely expansive. Jonathan Romney reviews:

The Audiophiliac picks the best headphones of 2017

Klipsch Heritage HP-3<p>Beats EP<p>JH Audio Lola<p>Final Audio Design E3000<p>Audeze LCDi4<p>Focal Clear<p>Meze 99 Neo<p>Hifiman Susvara<p>Koss KPH30i<p>MrSpeakers Aeon Flow<p>1More Quad Driver<p>Audeze iSine 10<p>Audeze LCD MX4<p>Periodic Audio Mg<p>ZMF Eikon<p>AKG K872<p>Noble Sage<p>Audeze LCD2 Classic

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Headphones

My best way to look back on 2017 in the world of headphones is to consider the things I wasn’t able to say a year ago.<p>The best portable headphones today are wireless. That wasn’t true last year — at least not in my Beoplay H6-loving judgment — however Bowers & Wilkins’ PX have shot to the top of …

Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 19: Allegro

http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2018/01/02/daily-download-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart--piano-concerto-no-19-allegro<p>Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus …

Classical music: 5 gifts we're thankful for this year

From the lively variety of baroque and chamber-music concerts to the rich mix of offerings from the San Diego Symphony, classical music aficionados …

My Favorite Classical-Music Release of 2017

The classical-music release that excited me most this year is a vast reissue: “Rudolf Serkin: The Complete Columbia Album Collection” (Sony), a seventy-five-disc set featuring a pianist whose classical-music recordings are among the very best that exist. Born in 1903 to a poor Jewish family in an …

NPR Music's Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2017

In spite of the back seat classical music often takes in America in terms of sales figures and sheer visibility, there's nothing wrong with the music itself. This ranked list of 10 albums is a testament to today's vibrant performers and composers, and of course some of the masters from the past. …

The Best Things We Bought in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Wirecutter are reopening our blog. As people who are truly passionate about how the things we own affect our lives, …

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017

It's that time of the year when I shift away from the world's calamities to some of its finest achievements (for a minute anyway), which is to say, …

Film of the Week: Wormwood

The meaning of the word “Wormwood,” in Errol Morris’s new film and TV mini-series of that name, functions not unlike “Rosebud.” It’s the …

The Return of One of the Rarest Beers of All Time, Founders CBS

It was the summer of 2012 and I was on my way to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a Philly Beer Week event with Founders Brewing. …

The Audiophiliac’s 2017 holiday gift guide

Sony MDR 1000x headphones<p>Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers<p>FiiO F3 in-ear headphones<p>The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band rmix<p>Vizio SB3621 sound bar<p>David Scheinbaum: Hip Hop, Portraits of an Urban Hymn<p>Audeze LCD 2 Classic headphones<p>Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection, Vol.1<p>Schiit Modi 2 …

Deep Focus: Wonder Wheel

At the start, ex-sailor, current graduate student, aspiring dramatist, and seasonal lifeguard Mickey Rubin (Justin Timberlake) announces from his …

Voyeur, on Netflix, Arrives at a Very Bad Time for Creepy Old Men

“You can’t make this stuff up,” Gay Talese says in the beginning of <i>Voyeur,</i> the new documentary chronicling the development of his book <i>The Voyeur’s Motel</i>, which was excerpted as a controversial <i>New Yorker</i> article, and, as of Friday, is available on Netflix. The “stuff” in question refers to the …

Your guide to controversial Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono

Sion Sono is not for everybody, and that’s kinda the point. The subversive Japanese filmmaker, who proudly calls himself the anti-Ozu, takes pleasure in pushing buttons, breaking rules and being as esoteric as possible. Too extreme for the mainstream, he’s a gifted provocateur with his own niche. …

Kurt Cobain