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The Dude Behind “The Big Lebowski” – A Documentary

You’ve probably heard that The Dude from The Big Lebowski is loosely based on a real guy named Jeff Dowd. But what you probably haven’t seen is this twenty-minute documentary about Dowd, explaining himself in his own words. The film touches on Dowd’s history with politics and independent film, and we see Dowd [...]

The Late Movies: Daniel Johnston, Covered

I wrote about Daniel Johnston in a Late Movies post two weeks ago, pointing to some of my favorite performances by him. One of the tricky things about Johnston is that his voice isn’t the best, and it can be hard to get past that for many listeners. So in this post, let’s [...]

The Late Movies: Black Cab Sessions

The Black Cab Sessions are a series of lo-fi, one-take performances by notable musicians, filmed for an internet audience in the back of black cabs as they ply the busy streets of London. It’s a strangely intimate venue, an unconventional setting that’s produced some remarkable performances. Here are some of our favorites. Fleet Foxes Lead singer Robin [...]