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Fresh Indies Vol. 3: Nomad, Eden, Nick Fabian, Liana, Jeyhan, Elley Duhé & more

Fresh Indies Vol 3
This week in my Fresh Indies feature, I'm featuring eight up-and-coming Indie artists with some of the best new and notable music that I've heard all week. The tracks span genres and styles, blending Indie pop, alternative R&B, acoustic, and soul. Featured artists include New Zealand's Nomad, Eden from Ireland, Nick Fabian out of Nashville, Canada's own Liana, the soulful Jeyhan, rising star Elley Duhé, acoustic duo Into The Ark, and songwriter Emily Warren.

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Director Peter Lynch on noir, surveillance in his new film 'Birdland'

Birdland by director Peter Lynch
Director Peter Lynch embarks into new, dark territory for his first narrative feature-length film, the neo-noir murder mystery, Birdland. The acclaimed documentarian has spent decades crafting films like Project Grizzly, Cyberman, and A Whale of Tale, but for Birdland he had the opportunity for a completely new approach.

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Filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi talks about 'Ava'

Filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi talks about 'Ava'
We sit down with Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi, the writer-director of the award winning feature film Ava to talk about how the film has been perceived in Iran and abroad, making an intimate family drama with long takes and a limited budget, and why films like her's are invaluable towards painting a different picture of modern day Iran.

Review: 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure'

Review: 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure'
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is one of the worst franchise films ever created, and a fitting sendoff to one of the worst overall franchises in movie history.

Review: 'Birdland'

Review: 'Birdland'
The endearingly weird and strange Birdland feels like a bunch of hard-boiled genre throwbacks cobbled together, but presented with a modernist sheen, and damned if it isn’t supremely entertaining.

Review: 'The Insult'

Review: 'The Insult'
Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s incendiary and often obvious courtroom drama The Insult has a lot of great performances and an easy to understand reason as to why the storyline resonates so deeply in our current state of world affairs.

Review: 'Free Lunch Society'

Review: 'Free Lunch Society'
The documentary Free Lunch Society makes the concept of a guaranteed, unconditional source of income for everyone on planet Earth sound like a capital idea, but Austrian filmmaker Christian Tod skirts too many potential pitfalls, setbacks, and oversights that could turn such an idea into a reality.

Review: 'Monolith'

Review: 'Monolith'
The slight and passive survival thriller Monolith has a plot that would feel right at home in a made-for-television movie, which makes perfect sense considering that it has already premiered on television overseas.