Critically acclaimed French crime drama Dheepan opens in the U.S. after being awarded the Palme d’Or in 2015. Photo: IFC

Film review: Dheepan earns accolades through complex storytelling

Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan comes stateside after claiming the 2015 Palme d’Or, a prize well-earned for this masterful, seemingly effortless balancing act of ripped-from-the-headlines narrative with slow-burn psychodrama. Though stylistically similar to politically minded social realists, Audiard never betrays individuality in the name of scoring ideological points. The film neither ignores nor tempers the politics inherent […]

Frequencies VIII featuring Ships in the Night (above), Jaguardini and Bristol claims The Ante Room on Thursday. Photo: Tristan Williams

ARTS Pick: Ships in the Night

Ships in the Night is the project of Alethea Leventhal, an experimental musician who pilots her music into uncharted dark waters. Her gauzy, earnest sonic constructions transcend the dismissive label of goth and place her at the intersection of decades-old new wave and the future of music. A recent show in Germany caused the webzine […]

Sally Rose rocks harder with Swagwüf at The Ante Room on Friday. Photo: Rich Tarbell

ARTS Pick: Swagwüf

Sally Rose has all the charisma of a rock ‘n’ roll star paired with the grit and charm of an old-fashioned Southern girl. A woman of various musical incarnations, she brings attitude and solid chops to the bass in her rambunctious swamp-rock outfit, Swagwüf. The group returns after a summer tour to work on a […]