August 27, 2008


I stumbled across this new Woody Allen gem.

The new Deerhunter song 'Never Stops' is solid.

Who is Iris DeMent? I love her already. She's collaborated with Emmylou Harris, and she has an album called 'Infamous Angel.' You can't go wrong with a title like that.

The song 'Dead Letter & the Infinite Yes' by Wintersleep is shaping up to be a surprise favourite for me this year (though it came out last year). A surprise because I'm not such a fan of their other stuff. Not a fan at all.

Ahead this year: Sean Penn in a Van Sant film, Alexandra Maria Lara in Spike Lee's WWII epic (good lord she's amazing -that's her above), Rian Johnson's new film, Kiarostami's film with Juliette Binoche, new Sam Mendes and David Fincher, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in a Charlie Kaufman picture. And of course, Sean Penn and Brad Pitt in the new Terrence Malick film Tree of Life.


Anonymous said...

Iris Dement is one of the most powerful singer/songwriters I've ever heard, and I go back before Bob Dylan. She's vastly underrated. If you think Infamous Angel is good, you should introduce yourself to the rest of her stuff, and catch one of her shows. She swings thru New England twice a year; not all that far from you.

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

thanks for the info mypacer.