Articles tagged office, popmatters pick

24 Sep 2009 // 2:58 AM

Fringe: Season Two Premiere

Unlike her TV predecessors, Olivia is not moved by transcendent belief or duty. Uncertainty hurts her.

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23 Sep 2009 // 2:25 AM

Capitalism: A Love Story

In Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore is on target in his indictment of the top 1% of the population, those who own or control 95% of U.S. wealth.

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Guy Clark: Somedays the Song Writes You

Guy Clark’s best songs are so wise, so sneakily didactic that they can seem to blow on the wind of fable.

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Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

The newest creative team is doing tremendous work on the series that redefined the X-Men -- so why some fans won’t accept it?

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17 Sep 2009 // 2:10 AM

Community: Series Premiere

Before you can say "The Breakfast Club," Community begins challenging stereotypes while also arguing that community college is one of the great equalizers.

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George Sprott: 1894-1971, A Picture Novella by the Cartoonist Seth

An almost overwhelmingly beautiful book-as-art-object, George Sprott also tells an intriguing story with an intense and pervasive mix of melancholy, nostalgia, introspection and gags.

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Circulatory System: Signal Morning

Signal Morning is not only a vital part of Elephant 6's continued excellence; it's one of the best damn albums of the year.

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The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Imagine if you will: an album re-release that actually gets everything right, making an already-classic album sound even better than before, deepening our understanding as to what made it so iconic.

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3 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

BLK JKS: After Robots

Vowels or no vowels, this arty post-punk band from South Africa rocks with an intelligence and sensitivity sorely missing in pop music today.

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Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story

Federal funding for the arts in the U.S. was a contentious issue for FDR's Works Progress Administration.

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27 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

Katyn

Legendary Polish director Andrzej Wajda tackles a very personal subject in the harrowing Katyn, the long-denied Soviet massacre of the Polish officer corps in WWII.

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27 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

Mount Eerie: Wind’s Poem

The true achievement of Mount Eerie's Wind's Poem is the redemptive arc Elverum finds within the black metal context.

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Madness: The Liberty of Norton Folgate

The North London Nutty Boys return with an ambitious, nostalgia-tinged effort -- and hit a new career high.

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Megafaun: Gather, Form & Fly

By shifting focus on this new record, fitting the experiments into more traditional structures instead of the other way around, Megafaun has produced one of the best records of 2009.

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Lorna’s Silence (Le silence de Lorna)

Even as the camera follows Lorna, it never quite keeps up, though it's unclear whether she's eluding your interpretation or her own.

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13 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

Repulsion

This is the culmination of two artists upping their personal antes to produce greatness, two burgeoning legends of cinema testing their seemingly-limitless powers.

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Richard Thompson: Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009)

It took long enough, but there's finally a great way to sample Richard Thompson's long and prolific career.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth

It'll be hard for the show to ever be darker than Children of Earth, and even harder for it to ever be more compelling.

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6 Aug 2009 // 9:00 PM

Inherent Vice

Pynchon’s latest combines elements of The Big Lebowski, Dashiell Hammett, John Garfield’s movies, and the TV cop shows and Hollywood movie bikinis-and-surfboards grooviness of the early ‘70s.

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Kronos Quartet: Floodplain

Floodplain is a worldly album in every sense of the word, appropriating styles, melodies, and even musicians from spots around the globe.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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