The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

By John Paul

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups. 26 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

10 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

South Filthy: Crackin Up

If you admire blues and Budweiser more than booksmarts and would readily forgo lyrical prowess for rough and ready swagger... you might just classify Crackin' Up in the category of Great Works.

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10 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

MONO: You Are There

MONO catches up to its legendary live experience not via brute force, but through an exquisite display of melodic and dynamic subtlety.

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	David Bowie: Serious Moonlight [DVD]

Serious Moonlight captures Bowie at the point where he began to falter. Even worse, it's a testament to the glossy absurdity of the '80s.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Syn: Syndestructible

The pre-Yes group, featuring a member of Yes, return during a lull in Yes to create music that, yes, sounds somewhat like Yes if Yes weren't Yes anymore. Confused? Get in line.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Young People: All at Once

As much as I may like Young People, I really wanted to love them. An uninspiring new album makes that much more difficult.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Take the Lead (2006)

There's something disturbing about the recent proliferation of films with this 'save the inner city kids' motif.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Phat Girlz (2006)

If Phat Girlz is about desire, for viewers even more than actors or characters, it is also about how that desire is constructed by images.

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Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (2004)

Like the forces of Light and Darkness, Art and Commerce work within a negotiated, often tense, Armistice, as they have for hundreds of years.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lucky Number Slevin (2005)

Despite the title of the movie he lives in, Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is only partly lucky.

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7 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2006)

Based on the 'autobiographical' work of J.T. Leroy, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things announces itself as 'unreliable'.

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//Mixed media
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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

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

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