WAYNE’S 4 X 2: The Eight Mountains, Mitski and MORE!
Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?
2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s got you covered with his reviews of the latest and greatest in film, music and television.
It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 Reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what he had for us this morning:
Film: The Eight Mountains
The Eight Mountains (Le otto montagne) is an Italian film about Pietro and Bruno’s male friendship and self-discovery. Their friendship spans four decades, meeting first as children in 1984, and shows how their paths diverge over time. It premiered at the 75th Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize last year.
The Eight Mountains is part of the ST. Ali Italian Film Festival at Palace Cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.
Album: End, Explosions in the Sky
Explosions in the Sky’s first album in seven years! They are an Austin, Texas instrumental four-piece made up of three guitarists and a drummer. Their post-rock music is extremely cinematic with their scope sounds and eight- to ten-minute-long tracks. Suitably, they soundtracked the movie Friday Night Lights in 2004. Seeing them live is an evocative experience, where their tracks build and crash into one another. This album experiments with piano and bass solos, showing their growth in their hiatus. Let’s hope it’s now the End, as they’ve been creating music for 24 years!
Television: High School
Eight half-hour episodes follow Tegan and Sara Quin growing up as teens in Calgary, Alberta in the ‘90s grunge and rave scene. Based on the real-life experiences of Canadian pop-duo Tegan and Sara, published in their New York Times best-selling autobiography. This coming-of-age story delves into the ups and downs of finding yourself, fitting into high school, and queer identities. Filled with great music and acting.
Album: The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We, Mitski
One of the best albums of the year! Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, Mitski returns with another album filled with emotionally raw lyrics, beautiful music, and a stripped-down sound. She ranges from ragged indie rock to pop with a poetic, warmer, and quieter album where multiple listens only give you more and more. Mitski is a major artist and talent, and this is a career standout.