The Icarus Line Must Die
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The Icarus Line Must Die

Le punk n'est pas mort, mais il est sur le point de se faire assassiner

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What is it about ?

Dans le contexte de la scène musicale underground actuelle de Los Angeles, nous suivons Joe Cardamone, leader du groupe de rock The Icarus Line, alors qu'il navigue à travers les hauts et les bas du paysage musical moderne. Avec un nouvel album terminé et un contrat avec une major en vue, Joe se bat pour empêcher son groupe, sa relation et sa vie de s'effondrer complètement.

Ce qu'on en pense sur The Wrap

Cardamone is constantly bemoaning the lousy music he must produce to make a living, culminating in his “firing” one band of young trustafarian kids who demand some bubbly water while Cardamone sneers. You get the sense scenes like this were pieced together from actual incidents in his studio, and though Cardamone could be seen as the elitist here — like that other stereotype of the know-it-all record store snob — it’s easy to be squarely in Cardamone’s camp when rich kids “bleeding money out their a–holes” are the villains. Amid these encounters with poseurs, we meet Cardamone’s friends, folks like Keith Morris, Ariel Pink and Annie Hardy, the latter providing the most comic relief, though it’s not quite clear if Hardy is playing a caricature of herself or simply herself. This musician with an otherworldly-good voice just happens to have a real-life admiration for Trump-associated provocateurs like Kanye West and Candace Owens, complicating her character’s presence as a paranoid obsessive espousing on what amounts to lizard-people conspiracies. Still, Cardamone wants to work with her, because she’s just that good, and these are the kinds of whacked-out people you meet every day in this city, not just the clean-cut rich kids with a spiffy new Orange amp. Meanwhile, Cardamone’s getting those anonymous text messages. He’s a little freaked, but the majority of that anxiety is represented in dreams, where a silhouetted figure stalks him in wide-open, sun-drenched locales, like the cement basin of the L.A. River.

Lire la critique complète de April Wolfe sur The Wrap

Ce qu'on en pense sur Cinema Crazed

These characters and their cast evolve in a world full of shades of grey that fit the tone of the story and the acting. The cinematography by Jacob Mendel works with this and creates dark tableaux with small bits of light here and there, which fits the story and its tone. The images are bleak and dark, adding to the doom and gloom of the film. Going with this is the music by Joe Cardamone which is in step with the rest and fitting in terms of depressiveness. The film as a whole manages to create an atmosphere of despondency and depression that permeates everything and even the viewer after a while. As a sad film, it reaches its goal of transferring the feeling to the audience. The Icarus Line Must Die is one of those films that is successful in being one of those consistently dark and heavy stories that some will love while other will hate. It’s one of those watches that will either fascinate or bore to death.

Lire la critique complète de Emilie Black sur Cinema Crazed

Ce qu'on en pense sur Outbuster

Pépite qui nous a été recommandée, "The Icarus Line Must Die" est un film rock loin des clichés du genre qui pose un regard frais sur un métier (on oublie souvent qu'il s'agit d'un métier) qui, comme beaucoup d'autres boulots, dépend du talent, de la passion, de la thune que tu peux rapporter et donc des clients (ou fans dans ce cas précis). On traverse Los Angeles avec le charismatique Joe Cardamone et ses galères, ses angoisses et ses questionnements sur son avenir artistique/professionnel. Le film de Michael Grodner fait écho aux premiers films de Jim Jarmusch ("Stranger Than Paradise", "Permanent Vacation") et aux films No Wave, notamment ceux réalisés par Amos Poe ("The Foreigner"). Accessible, intriguant et humain, "The Icarus Line Must Die" est un film pour tous les amoureux de rock alternatif, les musiciens, les artistes en général et pour toutes les personnes en quête de cinéma indépendant.

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WTF ?

  • Movie américain
  • Like: Comédie dramatique rock'n'roll
  • Directed by: Michael Grodner
  • With: Annie Hardy , Justin Pearson , Keith Morris , Pearl Charles , Ben Hallett , Charlotte Cardamone , Joe Cardamone
  • Duration: 1h20
  • Movie in VOST

#ça va saigner

#au-delà du réel

#zik en fond

#punks not dead

Why ?
  • Because you like:
  • + Les guitares
  • + Les rockeurs zens
  • + Les premiers Jim Jarmusch
Why not ?
  • Because you do not like:
  • + Le rock
  • + Les lunettes de soleil
  • + Les menaces de mort par texto

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