See, Hear, Read: They love it. We want it. Three red-hot releases

See, Hear, Read: They love it. We want it. Three red-hot releases

The Red Riding Trilogy is a trio of films adapted from David Peace’s novels. It aired last year on Channel Four, and I think it’s one of the best British dramas produced since 1980’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It deals with everything from police corruption and seedy backroom deals to pedophilia and religious misconduct, all set against a gritty backdrop of serial murders.”
—Scott Worsley
Owner of the Film Buff video store

The Red Riding Trilogy, directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker (Aug. 17)

“The songs ‘We Used to Wait’ and ‘Ready to Start’ really blew me away. They aren’t as anthemic as some from Arcade Fire’s first album, Funeral. They’re a bit mellower, less big sounding, and that’s a good thing. This isn’t a case of musicians repeating themselves. The last album, Neon Bible, disappointed me, but when I heard the band perform new material at the Music Hall in June, it put me back in their camp.”
—Greg Davis
Owner of Soundscapes music store

The Suburbs, Arcade Fire (Aug. 3)

The Cat’s Pajamas is a companion to the best-selling picture book Monkey Business. They both teach idioms to kids. Wallace Edwards, an OCAD grad, creates illustrations that are incredibly detailed and surreal. There’s a cat hiding in each one—finding it is part of the charm for younger children. Older ones can see the humour in the language, and adults appreciate the artistry.”
—Eleanor LeFave
Owner of Mabel’s Fables children’s bookstore

The Cat’s Pajamas, written and illustrated by Wallace Edwards (Aug. 2)