3 Jun
A story of a radical experiment in '70s utopian living gone wrong

Caught a screener of The Source Family documentary this weekend, and gotta say it is one crazy ass story. Even as an Angeleno I had no recollection of the story of the man who named himself Father Yod, or YaHoWa, and essentially conned a bunch of really desperate teenagers into thinking he was God. So […]


4 Mar
An oral history from Wayne Coyne & Co via Pitchfork Classic

Pitchfork put together this documentary about The Flaming Lips seminal album The Soft Bulletin. Although they’d experienced some success prior to The Soft Bulletin, that album is what elevated the Oklahoman alt rockers from struggling indie band to the cult favorites that they are today. The world is full of stories about how rad Wayne […]


15 Feb
Rodney Ascher's first feature about the scariest movie ever

What does a boiling tsunami of blood inside a corridor evoke in your mind? What if everything you think about what you know is wrong and is really just the plot of some rubiginous politico and his ploys for mass genocide? Enter Room 237, a documentary directed by Rodney Ascher about the mysteries behind the […]


23 Jan
8-minute mini-doc on the Mecca of video games

For children of the 1980s, the arcade holds a unique and holy place in our hearts. Oh how many countless hours I spent at New England Grand Prix (RIP), endlessly pumping quarters into Dragon’s Lair, Spy Hunter, Gauntlet, Super Sprint, Cyberball, Crystal Castles, Smash TV, Punch Out, et al like crackheads in the dark, inhaling […]


15 Jan
Tracking down the world's most hated/beloved Vandal

Banksy is perhaps the most beloved, world renown vandal the world has never seen… and perhaps its most hated, as well. While other practitioners in their field watch their art get accosted by rival artists and whitewashed by property owners, Banksy watches as his pieces are dissembled and sold for thousands upon thousands of dollars […]


18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode […]


5 Nov
HBO examines the history of the British rock & roll icons

HBO is releasing a documentary on The Rolling Stones on November 15th, a film that promises to shed new light on one of the most notorious rock and roll bands of all time. Directed by Brett Morgen, who previously crafted the Robert Evans documentary The Kid Stays In the Picture, the feature length Crossfire Hurricane provides […]


23 Oct
The very best of Grantland published by McSweeney’s

One of our favorite daily reading websites is without a doubt Grantland. Founded and helmed by Bill Simmons — author of Now I Can Die In Peace, The Book Of Basketball and a sports writer without equal — Grantland serves as the nexus of where sports collides with pop culture, and explodes in a fireworks […]