Articles tagged not without a fight

Even the Rock Can’t Save ‘San Andreas’

What Dwayne Johnson does best, probably better than anyone else right now, is to draw attention to the absurdity and impossibility of himself.

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Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy Rises from the Ashes for a New Screening

In the scrupulous restoration, the ravishing beauty of Ray’s vision shines through.

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‘Gemma Bovery’ Is Just a Woman Trying to Be Happy

To viewers, the eponymous Gemma Bovery is an object to feel something about, rather than a being capable of feeling in her own right.

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With His Latest Film, Cameron Crowe says ‘Aloha’ to His Past and to Success

This is like watching the parts of a movie wait for a reason to exist. We don't care if the players find passion or just sit around, eating poi.

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29 May 2015 // 9:00 AM

‘Serial’ to Launch New Season of Hit Podcast in the Fall

The hit podcast will launch a second season in the fall, and a third season should arrive next spring.

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29 May 2015 // 8:36 AM

David Oyelowo Lifts ‘Nightingale’ on HBO

David Oyelowo’s performance in Nightingale is the reason the film is debuting on HBO on Friday night, or, indeed, at all.

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‘San Andreas’ Gets Caught Between the Rock and a Hokey Place

Overloaded with CG eye candy and clichéd dialogue, this is a basic B-movie with blockbuster F/X.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches’ ‘Since I Left You’

Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud’s Reply to Albert Camus’ ‘The Stranger’

There is going to be a lot of hype about The Meursault Investigation, and you should believe every word of it.

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Good Art Ruins ‘White Night’

White Night is annoying largely due to its own beautiful and haunting art.

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Tim Bowness - “Great Electric Teenage Dream” (video) (Premiere)

"Great Electric Teenage Dream" opens up No-Man wordsmith Tim Bowness' new studio album with gusto, powered by the booming drums of Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson).

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Loyalty and Tribalism in ‘The Names’

The nastiest, scariest, most threatening villains in The Names are a group of betrayers within the Names known as the League of Psychopaths, and this is only the beginning.

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Graham Parker and the Rumour: Mystery Glue

Mystery Glue has a distinctively appealing mix of hard-boiled attitude and upbeat melody.

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Tracey Thorn: Songs from the Falling EP

Thorn wrote and performed the score completely by herself using musical instruments one would find in a school band room (piano, guitar, recorder, bass, percussion) to fit the ambiance of the movie.

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Flunk: Deconstruction Time Again

The Norwegian mood-pop act let remixers have at their latest album, often with surprisingly successful results.

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29 May 2015 // 2:10 AM

Kenny Knight: Crossroads

In this 1980 re-release, Knight reminds us of a folk era foregone.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for June 2015

Catch an early glimpse of new albums from Jamie xx, Sun Kil Moon, and Hudson Mohawke.

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Raheem DeVaughn: Love Sex Passion

An underrated soul singer offers up one of his strongest sets to date.

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‘Call the Midwife’ Continues to Charm in Its Fourth Season

An excellent cast, coupled with the show’s strong sense of time and place, makes Call the Midwife consistently engaging and satisfying.

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Jason Segel Becomes David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’ (video)

The cinematic adaptation of David Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself features Jason Segel as literary giant David Foster Wallace.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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