The Bad Beginning Is Anything But in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

"The Bad Beginning" Is Anything But in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

By Deborah Krieger

Both visually and narratively, A Series of Unfortunate Events works far better as a series than the ill-conceived film that proceeded it; a gothic fable for our time. 16 Jan 2017 // 10:53 AM

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//Recent Reviews

20 Oct 2006 // 5:00 AM

Devastations: Coal

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20 Oct 2006 // 3:27 AM

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

War, the film argues, depends on lies, on myths and beliefs that could never be sustained were the experience represented or remembered explicitly.

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20 Oct 2006 // 3:00 AM

Branches: Grown In You

As the name implies, this band's tree has many roots and varied shoots.

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20 Oct 2006 // 2:54 AM

The Prestige (2006)

This trick -- The Transported Man -- is at the center of the film's thematic concerns with replication, movement, and deception.

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20 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

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Hall of Fame founder Theo Angell mines deep lodes of folk, blues and spiritual music in this eccentrically powerful solo album.

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20 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Marie Antoinette (2006)

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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Rodrigo y Gabriela

The album is a slap in the face for every rock star who has ever decided to arrange acoustic versions of their songs and forgotten that "acoustic" doesn't necessarily mean "slow and boring".

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Bright Eyes: Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998 – 2005)

Rewarding hodge-podge of treasure and trash continues the journey of Bright Eyes.

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19 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Siberia

Siberia is filled with these images, snapshots of the monumental and the trivial.

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The Drugstore Cowboys: Chapter 3006

Electroclash or industrial, either way, there's a little too much drugstore and not enough cowboy here.

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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