This fine compilation spotlights one of the most fruitful collaborations in film history. The films of Federico Fellini are both steeped in nostalgia and restlessly progresisve; Nino Rota's scores reflect that dichotomy, undercutting lush, sweeping orchestral flourishes with a twinge of sadness that seems to acknowledge life's merciless transience.
By Amanda Petrusich on 04.22.11 in Reviews
According to legend (and a book about the Gallic Wars, written by Julius Ceasar), ancient Druids once routinely erected giant wicker figures, strapped in human sacrifices, and burned them down in effigy, as a homicidal h...
By Kristina Feliciano on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Just what are the groovy sounds touted in the title? Yéyé — a '60s-era style of French pop that shamelessly indulged in more than its fill of Spector-isms. It's bubbly music, and this collecti...
By Douglas Wolk on 08.24.14 in Reviews
Apparently the final incarnation of a project that Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch has been working on for upward of a decade, the soundtrack to his film God Help the Girl is a grand piece of personal mythology. It'...
By Maura Johnston on 07.23.14 in Features
The fact that "Weird Al" Yankovic still has people figuring out his lighter-than-air jokes three decades into his career puts him miles ahead of most other comedians.