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Monday, January 23 1995
Where most musicians seem content to respond and resignify, toying with mix and match flip-books, the Clientele move beyond pedigree charts and musical genealogy, eclipsing cultural context and conceptual frameworks.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Susanna Kaysen's mission seems to be to put her life on the page. Famous for Girl, Interrupted, her autobiographical material fills volumes.
I confess to feeling a certain dread when I first heard that Ethan ('I have this planet of regret') Hawke was starring in Michael Almereyda's updated-and-abbreviated Hamlet.
Snitching cuts three ways: it protects the community; it harms the community, and; it slices through the legal system to one's benefit/another's detriment.
It's no surprise that an anthology of this kind ['American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement'] would come along sooner or later, but that shouldn't take away from its merits. This book needed to happen, both for its subject matter and for its delivery (and -ance).
Newly married and deeply in love, the couple is known for their 'modern ideas', which means -- in the film's rather simplistic terms -- that they are willing to look beyond a man's deed and into his character. It also means that they make love often, curtains billowing in the background.
All battlefields are haunted, alive with the spirits of those who have fallen in the name of war. It's too bad that this Korean horror film set during Vietnam decided to rely on clichéd creeps to fuel its frights.
Rear Window's theatrical rerelease is, among other things, a showcase for mainstream moviedom's emergent special effects technologies.