When a murder scandal rattles a small mining town in 1960s rural Missouri, the lives of the seemingly ordinary residents of the sleepy community begin to unravel.
Back from the corners of pop music obscurity, Nick Jonas released his second studio album last week, and it is sure to be one of the most interesting records of the year. Jonas has been in the public eye for almost 10 years now, after gaining fame with his brothers and captivating the hearts of teenage girls worldwide.
Parquet Courts have had a busy year, first releasing the critically acclaimed “Sunbathing Animal” and now returning (with a cheekily subtle name change to Parkay Quarts) with another full-length, “Content Nausea.” “Content nausea” presumably refers to the discomfort, physical or emotional, of being utterly inundated with content in this age of smartphones and constant Internet connectivity.
Acclaimed Pitchfork reviewer and Stereogum editor Tom Breihan visited OpenGrounds last Tuesday for a fireside chat on the current state of the music industry — a topic which traversed Taylor Swift, indie band drama and the future of rap music. The event was put together by University Programs Council, and marked Breihan’s second visit to the University.
Gabriel Polsky’s documentary, “Red Army,” stunned on the final day of the 2014 Virginia Film Festival with its discourse on the politicization of the Soviet hockey team during the Cold War. The team’s story is told by former players who grew up training with the team, known as the Red Army Club and Polsky’s filming style includes not only their spoken words, but also silent moments of self-reflection that follow each person’s narrative.
“The Theory of Everything,” which screened at Culbreth Theater Friday night as part of the Virginia Film Festival, tells the true story of the relationship between legendary physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his ex-wife Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones). Based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” the story begins in Hawking’s early days at Cambridge as a young Ph.D.
“MELEE!” From 2001 onward, this word — bellowed by voice actor Dean Harrington — marked the beginning of a night of comic violence in front of the television.
For students hunting for a good laugh at the University, Amuse Bouche has the performance to lift you out of the mid-semester slump.
Daniel Lanois most often appears in the role of producer. His signature sonic touch can be found on mid-to-late-era Bob Dylan albums, U2 classics and “Le Noise,” Neil Young’s sparse album consisting only of electric guitar and voice.
The Virginia Gentlemen announced the release of their newest studio album at their sold-out Family Weekend Concert. As the University's oldest a cappella group, the ‘VGs’ have been performing for their peers and the Charlottesville community for more than 60 years.
“The Imitation Game” begins with a Benedict Cumberbatch voiceover — telling the audience to pay attention, and advising them not to miss a single detail.
Director Jeff Preiss’ first biopic “Low Down,” a film based on the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany (played by John Hawkes), was featured in the Virginia Film Festival Friday, bringing together a promising cast and a compelling foundation deeply rooted in the rich jazz culture of the 1970s. Albany’s complex relationship with daughter Amy (Elle Fanning) and his struggles with drug abuse are relayed through the latter character’s perspective.