Matthew Caron

Film

Would You Transfer Your Consciousness to a Whole New Body?

We sat down with the director of Netflix's 'Advantageous' to talk about anxiety, advertising, and whom to trust.
Matthew Caron
8.2.15
Film

‘Stray Dog’ Challenges Preconceptions of What Life Is Like in an RV Park in the Rural Midwest

We spoke to director Debra Granik about her intimate, arresting new documentary on life in America's changing heartland.
Matthew Caron
7.28.15
Stuff

'L for Leisure' Is a Hilarious Send-Up About the Life of the Mind on Summer Break

Beyond the film's jokey acting and satire-worthy conceit are nuanced meditations on time, the environment, and politics.
Matthew Caron
5.15.15
Stuff

This Is What You Get When You Cross a Floating Island Mansion with a Pink Ball Sack

Video artist Jonathan Monaghan's striking 'Escape Pod' fuses together all sorts of objects—human, animal, and other—that nature never intended.
Matthew Caron
3.24.15
Film

This Gorgeous New Film Was Inspired by an Early Internet Legend About 'Fargo'

"Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is based on a bizarre urban legend about a Japanese woman died in North Dakota on a quest for fictitious treasure.
Matthew Caron
3.19.15
Film

Real Life Turned Up to 11: 'Actress' and the Documentaries of Robert Greene

Robert Greene's new documentary <i>Actress</i> exists at the blurry intersection between observation and collaboration, nonfiction and drama.
Matthew Caron
3.5.15
Film

The School Where Children Can Do Whatever They Want (Pretty Much)

Director Amanda Rose Wilder talks about &#34;Approaching the Elephant,&#34; her new documentary exploring one year at a free school.
Matthew Caron
2.20.15
Film

Johnny Woods Creates Art That Dives into the Uncanny Valley

The artist, animator, and curator has directed videos for Big Boi and Hooray for Earth and had his work shown on Adult Swim. His surreal output is helping to usher in a style that is both very real and totally synthetic at the same time.
Matthew Caron
1.6.15
Film

There's a New Documentary About Renegade New Jersey Radio Station WFMU

We talked to director Tim K. Smith about the station's troubles to stay afloat in the Great Recession.
Matthew Caron
11.14.14
Film

Manny Kirchheimer's 'Stations of the Elevated' Is a Paean to the Old New York

The painted trains that were popularly despised as emblem’s of NYC's decay and chaos in the late 1970s and 1980s are now viewed with a certain nostalgia and respect, along with the gritty landscape that has since vanished.
Matthew Caron
10.17.14
Film

John Waters's Cavalcade of Perversions

In recognition of how thoroughly Waters has gotten under the world’s skin, Lincoln Center hosted <em>Fifty Years Of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?</em>, a 12-film retrospective of his life’s work. We managed to speak to him while we were there.
Matthew Caron
9.15.14
Music

Jon Langford on Drone Warfare, Alternative Astronomy, and Honky-Tonk

In the mid 1980s, Jon Langford and the Mekons essentially established the so-called alt-country genre with records that fused the group’s punk ethos and radical left-wing politics with the sounds of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Ernest Tubb. Almost...
Matthew Caron
2.26.14
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