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Cannes 2016: Almodóvar Adapts Alice Munro With Some Success in ‘Julieta’

Pedro Almodóvar once more places a fractured mother/daughter relationship at the centre of his work.

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Romeo + Juliet + Baz Luhrmann: Reconsidered

Baz Luhrmann's films are not subtle. So why do I like Romeo + Juliet so much?

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21 Dec 2015 // 9:00 AM

We Wish You a Silent Christmas

Fans of silent cinema might bug Santa for these.

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‘Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom’ Just Isn’t Magical Enough

There are some games whose averageness you can actually taste.

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7 Jan 2011 // 4:00 AM

Pigsy’s Perfect 10

Pigsy was a great supporting character in Enslaved, but he can't support a game all on his own.

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Faust: C’est Com..Com..Compliqué

Faust continue to defy continuity and release the album that came before their last one. As per usual, traditional song structures are turned on their head.

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15 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Retro Game Challenge

Retro Game Challenge allows the player to go through the motions of playing various games from the 8-bit era, which it does almost flawlessly.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norweigian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norwegian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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Tearing Down the Pillars

Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson talks about the influence of Voivod and Pink Floyd, creative deconstruction and reinvention, and achieving that "futuristic yet retro sound".

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30 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Monkey: Journey to the West

A musical, circus stage show based on a 16th century Chinese novel about a monkey who dreamed of being a god? Damon Albarn must have something to do with it. But stripped of the fancy visuals, the music is left wanting.

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11 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Smash Court Tennis 3

Smash Court Tennis 3 lies in the murky middle ground between Wii Sports' tennis and Virtua Tennis, neither excelling in any particular area nor really doing that much wrong.

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6 Dec 2007 // 10:00 PM

Namco Museum Remix

Playing classic titles is often like reading a dense Victorian novel.

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

Heavenly Sword

In a genre so dominated by men, it is refreshing to see a game where the girls get to kick butt in a land where nearly everyone else is male.

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11 Mar 2007 // 10:02 PM

Politic Live: Adaptation

Why "preachy" works for some artists, and how a bumpin' album can make you feel like Don Cornelius.

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25 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

New Rally-X

New Rally-X continues Namco's self-cribbing of the collect-junk-in-a-maze template.

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12 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dig Dug

Dig Dug further cements Namco's image as fortunate sons of context and circumstance.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Enslaved: Ruun

Norway's ultimate late bloomers shed the black metal tag for something altogether more enthralling.

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Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament

As with the best games based on environmental puzzles, level design is paramount.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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