Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

By John Paul

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results. 6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

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BIG DAY OUT featuring the White Stripes, the Stooges, the Mars Volta, Franz Ferdinand, and Wolfmothe

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Voices of Civil Rights (2006)

These programs would serve the cause of social justice more effectively by reminding viewers that the civil rights movement is not awaiting its finishing touches, as they suggest; instead, its moribund body is awaiting resuscitation at the hands of a compassionate public.

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Lars Von Trier resists few opportunities to deride the capitalist system that breeds a permanent underclass of wage slaves.

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Final Destination 3 (2006)

The franchise bucks the slasher trend, proceeding without a one-lining monster-boy.

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Firewall (2006)

Is there any role that Mary Lynn Rajskub can't make strange? I mean, delightfully and eloquently strange?"

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The Boys of Baraka (2006) - PopMatters Film Review
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The titular subjects are four (of 20) Baltimore at-risk students selected to attend the Baraka School in Kenya. The film displays some of this extraordinary experience without making any of it cheap or simplistic.

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10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Pink Panther

Jean Reno gets the prize for infinite patience, as he maintains an admirable serenity amid the frenzy, perhaps especially when clobbering Clouseau.

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Rollie Pemberton, writer, turns into Cadence Weapon, rapper, for an album as two-faced as the man behind it.

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10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Back after a 40-year hiatus, early musique concrète pioneer returns with a three part collection of eerily manipulated shortwave radio noise, of which this is the second part.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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