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Album of the Week: The National

Alex Lahey Is the Runner-up (Plus Stream New Albums and EPs from Interpol; Carly Rae Jepsen; Tyler, The Creator; and More)

May 17, 2019

The National released a new album, I Am Easy to Find, today via 4AD and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album her, as well as on a strong runner-up that was almost our Album of the Week. There are also streams of other notable albums released today. More

The National – Stream the New Album

I Am Easy to Find Out Now via 4AD

May 17, 2019

The National have released a new album, I Am Easy to Find, today via 4AD. It is accompanied by a 24-minute short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

The National Share Mike Mills-Directed “I Am Easy to Find” Short Film Starring Alicia Vikander

Band Also Share Videos of Two Commentary Tracks and a Live Q&A Hosted by Julien Baker

May 13, 2019

The National are releasing a new album, I Am Easy to Find, which is accompanied by a 24-minute short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, this Friday (May 17) via 4AD. Now they have shared the full short film several days early. They have also released two separate commentary videos on the film, one by Mills and one by frontman Matt Berninger and his wife (and lyric co-writer) Carin Besser. And there is also a video of a live Q&A in New York about the film featuring Mills and the band, hosted by Julien Baker. More

Apr 04, 2019

The National are releasing a new album, I Am Easy to Find, which is accompanied by a 24-minute short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, on May 17 via 4AD. Previously they shared its first single, "You Had Your Soul with You" (which was our #1 Song of the Week), as well as a trailer for the film. Now they have shared another song from the album, closing track "Light Years," via a video made up of footage from the film, with Vikander playing a woman seen through the years, from childhood to motherhood. More

The National Announce New Album and Film Starring Alicia Vikander, Share New Song

I Am Easy to Find Due Out May 17 via 4AD, Listen to “You Had Your Soul with You” and Watch the Film’s Trailer

Mar 05, 2019

The National have announced a new album, I Am Easy to Find, which is accompanied by a 24-minute short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, and shared its first single, "You Had Your Soul with You," as well as a trailer for the film. The band have also announced some more tour dates on top of the five intimate shows they announced last week. More

Sep 20, 2017

The 1990s video game Tomb Raider was already adapted into two fairly forgettable films in 2001 and 2003, notable mainly for the performances of Angelina Jolie as adventurer/archeologist Lara Croft. Now it's been rebooted with Danish actress Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) as Croft. More

Watch First Trailer for Transgender Love Story “The Danish Girl” Starring Eddie Redmayne

Alicia Vikander and Ben Whishaw Also Star in Film Out This Fall

Sep 01, 2015

The Danish Girl is Eddie Redmayne's first film since winning the Oscar for Best Actor for The Theory of Everything. It's based on the 2000 novel by David Ebershoff, which was a fictionalized account of a true story.  More


Interviews

Apr 15, 2015

Throughout writer/director Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina, tension gradually mounts between the contrasting realms of nature and technology, where Swedish actress Alicia Vikander found reference points for envisioning Ava, the alluring robot she plays in the film. "I always saw her as something very pure, almost doe-like," Vikander says, adding, "Like Apple products sometimes, it's something very simple and pure and clean." More

Alicia Vikander

On Pointe

Nov 15, 2012

Danish director Nikolaj Arcel estimates that he saw 70 actresses in Denmark while trying to cast the role of Queen Caroline Mathilda for his film, A Royal Affair, but none of them had the regal quality that he had envisioned for the character. He found what he was looking for when he met Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, a classically trained dancer who studied at The Royal Swedish Ballet School for nine years. More


Reviews

The Light Between Oceans

Studio: Dreamworks
Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Sep 02, 2016

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in a dreary post-WWI romantic drama. More

Testament of Youth

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by James Kent

Jun 03, 2015

Based on Vera Brittain’s bestselling memoirs of the First World War, Testament of Youth chronicles the young British writer’s life from 1914 through 1918. More

Ex Machina

Studio: A24
Directed by Alex Garland

Apr 09, 2015

Alex Garland has crafted a thrilling work of sci-fi with Ex Machina, a smart and visually alluring film that contemplates chilling questions about where technology is headed and the consequences of playing God. More