Caroline Polachek might be the queen of crushes. As half of the synth-pop duo Chairlift, she wrote cheeky sleeper favorites such as “Crying in Public” and “Bruises” in the late 2000s, before branching out into solo work, taking opera lessons (inspired by a Handel aria in the soundtrack of the 2009 Lars von Trier film […]
It’s been six years since this stalwart Swedish thrash band’s last full-length, and the new Sinful Birth (released by Sweden’s I Hate Records), the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Forbidden World, delivers an even more solid wall of riffage that never stops rising. There’s such a purity to their studied 1980s post-Slayer thrash that a listener […]
Highlights from the filmography of Lars Von Trier
New reviews and notable films in this week’s Chicago Reader.
Ebert on von Trier’s Antichrist, screening Monday at River East 21 as part of the Chicago International Film Festival: “Von Trier’s original intention, it’s said, was to reveal at the end that the world was created by Satan, not God: That evil, not goodness, reigns ascendant. His finished film reflects the same idea, but not […]
Selected films making their Chicago premieres at the festival through Thursday, October 15
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