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Toronto Film Review Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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Toronto Film Review: Sophie Fiennes’s Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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Toronto Film Review: Sophie Fiennes’s Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

It’s enough to just train a camera on the towering Grace Jones and the glam, glitter, and inimitable fierceness will quickly follow. Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology) begins her biographical performance doc Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami by seamlessly intercutting two separate performances of the same song from a 2016 concert. In the first, Jones prowls the stage catlike, purring from behind an Eiko Ishioka-designed death mask. In the second, she croons the same lyrics while effortlessly, endlessly twirling a hula hoop. The message is clear: Jones is both these people, and more. She walks on some kind of undefinable razor’s edge, reinventing herself as whim and circumstance dictates, and Fiennes’s film follows that lead.

Video: MS MR’s "Think of You"

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Video: MS MR’s “Think of You”
Video: MS MR’s “Think of You”

New York duo MS MR has unveiled the music video for their new single, “Think of You,” a standout track from their debut album, Secondhand Rapture. After making introductions via their exhilarating clip for “Hurricane,” which topped our list of the Best Music Videos of 2012, the band dropped a second video for the song that, though visually striking, didn’t jibe with mysterious, lo-fi aesthetic they’d established for themselves. “Think of You,” then, is a bit of a course correction; directed by BRTHR (Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman), the video, which sees a little boy literally being sucked into MS MR’s live performance on a public access TV program, further cultivates the band’s retro stylings and features brief flashes of the hypnotic found footage that made “Hurricane” so captivating.