Admittedly, I wasn’t entirely sold on Side Effects when I first watched the trailer. I hadn’t seen much of Rooney Mara (aside from Nightmare on Elm Street, which isn’t a great start). I was never the biggest fan of Jude Law either. Safe to say I wasn’t over-excited.
Nothing in this film is at it seems, which seems only natural given its topic of mental illness and prescription druggery. The titular side effects are merely the beginning of an exploration into the characters’ minds and motives, and their convoluted relationships with one another. Rooney Mara’s Emily is a ‘wounded bird’, worn down by four years of waiting on her husband (Channing Tatum) being released from prison on insider trading charges.
His release only sends her further into depression, and after a supposed attempted suicide, she’s prescribed new trial drug Ablixa by smugly sympathetic shrink Jonathan Banks (Jude Law). Banks begins to suspect that her story is as straightforward as it appears. He delves into her history, encountering her former psychiatrist Victoria (Catherine Zeta-Jones) whose coldly efficient smile never quite meets her eyes.
Every creation has a creator and it doesn’t necessarily have to be human.
Kin is Jonna Lee’s baby. iamamiwhoami is a Swedish multimedia project working actively since 2009. They’re one of the best examples of how musicians and arts in general can use the internet and all of its potential to develop and evolve creative work. They simply can’t be detached from online. The project has grown together with the internet, so we could say iamamiwhoami has another mom, besides Johnna.
Worship: it’s our fear
Fear is the hidden side of love, the b-side that makes a record so special.
After 2 years of writing, “Worship” is out. The third album by A Place to Bury Strangers is a reflection upon the dark and depressing side of life. In Dion’s words (bass guitar), “I hope to think I’m generally an optimist. I’m a happy guy. But I think with this band we often take from the other side of life, which isn’t like that.”
“DIIV into passion”
DIIV, band from Brooklyn formed in 2011 it’s the perfect example of a delicious slowly cooked stew of several influences.
When I first heard DIIV, Dirk Ivens and Absolutely Body Control, The Klinik and of course Dive, popped into my mind and I was expecting to find another band born from the tremendous legacy of one of the Sonar founders.
Surprise! Here’s an album packed with guitars, slick melodies and a heart paced drum. Let’s start for not labelling it and I’m sure this album will give you constantly new experiences. Listening it under the influence of Tangerine Dream, The Cure or Nirvana and there will be always something new to find among these 13 tracks.
Oshin is powerful and it might sound like a one track album. Just like a soundtrack, a frozen moment in time unleashing an euphoria of feelings while you’re waiting for the sunrise.
This is a highly recommended album for all of you who lost faith in passion. Go for a walk or for a ride and smile and fly. The good thing of this is that you don’t even need to leave your couch. DIIV will do it all for you and Oshin will take you there.
Words: Augusta e Araújo
The fact that I only met designer Bo Carter at the end of last Summer seems somewhat surreal, considering how much she has been involved in my adventures. Immediately, I fell in love with the shape of her hand made silky textured shirts. Continue reading