Features

Spinning Platters’ Guide to the 2017 Noise Pop Festival

February 15, 2017
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Noise Pop 2017 is upon us. For eleven straight days, we will be enjoying the finest in film and music that the scene has to offer. There is literally too much to do, and there is no way you can be everywhere at once, so here is a quick guide to the best of the fest. Of […]

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Film Feature: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Spotlights #3

February 12, 2017

With this final spotlights post, we bring our coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to a close (you can read the previous posts here and here). We conclude by taking a look at six more feature films, once again using our world famous Sundance Viewing Priority Level (VPL) Guide to discern those films to seek out […]

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Film Feature: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Spotlights #2

February 8, 2017

Our coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival continues with this look at five documentaries that premiered at the Fest a few weeks ago. Many of these may receive distribution or television deals (if they haven’t already; see our notes below), so you can know what to watch for in the coming year with these handy […]

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Black History Month Artist Series: Miles Davis

February 5, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month, we are running a series of short articles featuring influential black musicians.    His raspy voice, his intense and mercurial personality, and possibly, his personal tumult – all of these made Miles Davis “The Prince of Darkness” in the jazz scene.  Davis had enormous influence on the world of […]

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Film Feature: 2017 Sundance Film Festival Spotlights #1

February 4, 2017

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival ended last Saturday evening after ten days of showcasing over 200 films from around the globe; you can see all the winners here. For the third year in a row, Spinning Platters was on the (snow-covered) ground trying to take in as many movies as our limited time and budget would […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Anne Norland & Scott Hayes, Silence! The Musical

January 26, 2017

Silence! The Musical opens at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, February 3rd — tickets here. The “unauthorized parody of Silence of the Lambs” is a show you are not to miss. In eager anticipation for the show, I got the opportunity to ask the two leads, Anne Norland (who plays Clarice Starling) and Scott Hayes […]

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Final Goodbyes of 2016: Notes on Who We Will Miss

January 17, 2017
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2016 will go down in history as the year in which all of our heroes died. Most everything that happened felt like a cold darkness, and the world feels like a worse place. Here are a few thoughts from our writers about a few of our favorites who passed away this last year…

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Film Feature: Chad’s Top 10 Films of 2016

December 31, 2016

Spinning Platters film critics present their top 10 films of 2016 Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann each share their ten favorite films of 2016. Here is Chad’s list, presented in descending rank order. And check out Carrie’s list! 10.) Hail, Caesar! It takes a few viewings to fully appreciate the tremendous wit and […]

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Film Feature: Carrie’s Top 10 Films of 2016

December 31, 2016

Spinning Platters film critics present their top 10 films of 2016 Spinning Platters film critics Carrie Kahn and Chad Liffmann each share their ten favorite films of 2016. Here is Carrie’s list, presented, unlike last year’s alphabetized list, in descending rank order. And you can check out Chad’s list here to see which one of […]

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Listen to At-The Drive In’s First Song in 16 Years, “Governed By Contagions”

December 8, 2016
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A brand new sonic explosion from the Texas quintet It was never predicted to happen again, but it has: after nearly two decades, the El Paso post-hardcore masterminds of At The Drive-In have not only continued to stay united AND tour, but now there is finally new studio material in recorded form available! Now on Rise Records, […]

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