Articles tagged office, popmatters pick

18 May 2007 // 4:05 AM

Fay Grim (2006)

Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.

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Betty Davis: Betty Davis / They Say I’m Different

Funk's first feminist Betty Davis resurfaces.

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15 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dungen: Tio Bitar

The band that taught indie kids that it's okay to enjoy jazz flute makes a triumphant return on its fifth album.

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Black Book (Zwartboek) (2006)

Broadly drawn and ballsy, the movie features horrendous violence and stupefying melodrama: it's WWII without the usual sober romance, the Greatest Generation meets Starship Troopers.

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13 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

If you're prone to confusing honest musical maturity with banality, then you'll surely miss out on the treasures of Sky Blue Sky.

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11 May 2007 // 5:00 AM

Day Night Day Night (2006)

Quite brilliantly, Julia Loktev's movie never explains the suicide bomber or makes her strange in order to ease your own mind. Rather, it makes you nervous both for and about her.

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Ike Reilly Assassination: We Belong to the Staggering Evening

Not just a best-of-year record, but maybe an all-timer.

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9 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Away from Her (2006)

Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM


Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position

A bold, romantic album touched by a rare imagination and an indefinable magic -- pop music at its most deliriously inventive and exciting.

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30 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Feist: The Reminder

Whether listeners take the plunge with Feist into her emotional depths is almost immaterial: The Reminder is an exceptional album that should be experienced solely on the merits its stunning musicality.

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Essential Classics - American Musicals (1945)

This is a conformist America as it was defining itself in the mid 20th century, a young superpower looking backwards for grounding. The characters are brash and loud and charismatic.

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26 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Veils: Nux Vomica

It's the second great Arcade Fire album of the year.

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26 Apr 2007 // 6:01 AM

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's extraordinary documentary, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, which premieres on HBO tonight, traces the case that divided Winston-Salem for 20 years.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bloody Panda: Pheromone

Don't let the name fool you; this is some of the most riveting doom metal you'll hear all year.

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20 Apr 2007 // 1:00 AM

God of War II

The God of War franchise is as over the top as an action movie -- there's no point in warning you not to try this at home, because you can't.

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The Ark: Prayer for the Weekend

The Swedish band's fourth album takes everything that was great about last year's State of the Ark and supersizes it, a gluttonous allowance by a band that has every right to have the world eating from the palm of its hand.

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The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse

The second album from Montreal post-rock group the Besnard Lakes dazzles with inventiveness and grandeur.

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16 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Oscars – like secrets – can be seductive, and this little film means to tempt us. Dame Judi gives an absolutely pulverizing performance.

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Charlie Louvin: Charlie Louvin

A stunning late-career album from the country legend -- free of gimmick, chock full of guests that add to the record's authenticity

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