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Dan Savage
Dan Savage
Dan Savage

Ten years ago, syndicated sex columnist launched HUMP!, a film festival designed to “challenge his Pacific Northwest readers to ‘get their hands dirty’ and create good, old-fashioned homemade porn.” The shorts from that year ra...

 
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Backcountry
Backcountry
Backcountry

Loosely based on a true story (or two), Adam MacDonald’s feature-length debut Backcountry follows a couple (Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop) as they venture out to a remote campground. Along the way, they encounter a black bear wh...

 
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The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew

Nearly two decades in the making, The Wrecking Crew, a documentary about the musicians who played on records by the likes of Nancy Sinatra, Bobby Vee, The Partridge Family, The Mamas & the Papas, The Carpenters, The 5th Dim...

 
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Long Way to the Top
Long Way to the Top
Long Way to the Top

Rob Montague has played in several bands over the years, and now he’s decided to take a look at music from a different angle. His new film, Long Way to the Top, takes a look at the business side of music and what life on ...

 
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Dumb and Dumber To
Dumb and Dumber To
Dumb and Dumber To

The directorial debut from brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Dumb and Dumber proved to be a box office hit as the film’s misguided main characters Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels). The Farrelly broth...

 
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Match
Match
Match

"It’s about what is selfish and what is selfless and the gray line that sometimes divides the two," says 'Match' writer/director Stephen Belber.

 
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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Before Cher, Madonna, P!nk or Lady Gaga, there was Sophie Tucker. Ahead of her time, this unconventional dynamo paved the way for generations of female performers and created a career that lasted 60 years. Although she was one ...

 
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Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
 

The Many Sides of Jeff Daniels

 
December 21, 2014
 



On his new album, Days Like These, actor Jeff Daniels goes for something rather bluegrassy. The title track features twangy acoustic guitar and bluesy vocals. The songs aren’t as tongue-in-cheek as tunes on previous albums. Not...

 
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Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
 

Marc Ribot: Scoring the silence

 
December 8, 2014
 



Marc Ribot may be best known for his contributions to many Tom Waits albums but the guitarist has played with a long list of great musicians that includes Elvis Costello, Elton John and Marianne Faithfull. He also has put out a...

 
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Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber in PULP
Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber in PULP
Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber in PULP

Midway through Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, Florian Habicht’s documentary about the Brit-pop band, we find out just what motivated singer Jarvis Cocker to first form the group. He admits he was “shy” and fig...