Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'

Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'

By Chris Barsanti

Critic Ann Hornaday’s clear-eyed, unpretentious guide to watching cinema is a long overdue call for thoughtful appreciation in our time of media overload. 23 Jun 2017 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

19 Oct 2006 // 1:20 AM

Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel

The Duel uses the three Bs: the bitching, the backstabbing, and the breasts.

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19 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara

Hirahara's detailed characterization makes these old-timers so real, we can imagine her borrowing from a deaf great-uncle here or a forgetful grandfather there.

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19 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shuteye #1-2

It is rare that someone can tell a story that truly creates in the reader a need to keep thinking once the story has ended.

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Cold War Kids: Robber & Cowards

More than just being an impressive debut, Robbers & Cowards may be a harbinger of things to come from these Reagan baby blues rockers.

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Damien Jurado: And Now That Im in Your Shadow

Everybody leaves, gets left, or worse... within the stories told on this stark, sad, gorgeous album.

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19 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Police: Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out [DVD]

Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out is more effective as a nostalgia trip for people intimately involved in the early days of The Police than as a telling work of cultural history.

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Beaten Awake: Lets Get Simplified

Indie collaboration group mixes it up for mostly good results.

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Monsieur Leroc: Im Not Young But I Need The Money

Monsieur Leroc is the guy who bought the DJ Shadow "Wanna-be-a-producer?" plastic playset -- and managed to do pretty impressive things with it.

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Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker: Some Skunk Funk

A reprise of the best of the Brecker Brothers Band, with the aid of the WDR Big Band

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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