Thursday, October 31 2002
It conjures a perverse and giddy grace.
Given that it's a generically family/holiday film, The Santa Clause 2 has nothing new to say about anything.
The film's high-tech artistic fantasies elide completely the historical roots and contemporary realities of global capitalism and terrorism.
The basic opposition between sheepish Alex and suave Kelly sets up a series of trivial conflicts, some less tedious than others.
This crepuscular work offers the most realistic depiction of the infernal workings of a Nazi death camp ever seen in a fiction film.
Julie Taymor's Frida pulses with color.
Why are people scared? This question lies at the heart of Michael Moore's filmic essay on gun violence in the United States.
Wednesday, October 30 2002
America’s two most-slobbered-over-by-the-British-music-press rock locales met once again last Thursday when New York garage rockers the Yeahs Yeah Yeahs made their first appearance in
DJ team 2 Many DJs are also known as a band called Soulwax, headed by two Belgian brothers who were known in their native Europe as
The Marquee Club recently re-opened in its new north London surroundings with an opening night full of the usual tabloid celebs. Lucky for us, then,
The cycles of reverent nostalgia keep getting smaller and smaller. In the ‘50s, post-war America dealt with its restlessness by projecting back a century to
Beck The Flaming Lips The word “hip” is defined as “being aware or informed about current goings on.” In the world of popular music, the “
It's a lucid look at the fears that plague academics everywhere...Will I lose tenure to an intelligent toaster oven?"
Pogrebin shows a flair for characterization that many seasoned novelists can't match.
Riding the metro is...a journey taken in accompanied solitude, a voyage through space and through a kind of geographically mapped collective unconscious.
. . . offers you escape, and more than that, you'll learn something new, which your Mama always told you to do every day . . .
Tuesday, October 29 2002
The idea behind Telarc’s Beatles tribute The Blues White Album was a pretty good one. After all, The White Album was the most blues-tinged
“So there He was on a waterbed / Drinking a cola of a mystery brand / Reading an airport novelette / Listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem /
That the group’s more offbeat tracks sound rather dated today is testament to their “art rock” credentials. A song like “Life Is a Minestrone”
For guys who grew up on a steady diet of DC punk, the Pixies and music rougher than the type of stuff you might find