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Thursday, March 14 2002

Showtime (2002)

The trouble with 'Showtime' is that it never lets up on its self-congratulatory wink-winking.


Resident Evil (2002)

Alice's amnesia is Resident Evil's best trick.


Harrison’s Flowers (2002)

Goes at both war and romance from a decidedly oblique angle.


Monday, March 11 2002

Soulive: Next

Since the mid-1950s, the organ trio has been the grits and gravy of the modern jazz tradition. While it has been critically ignored (and


Hayden: Skyscraper National Park

Hayden is an enigma. One of those good types of enigmas that invigorate you, keep you guessing. For after appearing on the scene in 1996 with


Saturday, March 9 2002

Acoustic Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna—not so appealing if listed on a restaurant menu, but when mentioned on a marquee, the crowds do swarm. Starting out as an


Friday, March 8 2002

Swearing At Motorists

Swearing at Motorists: How to Make Use of the Word “Fuck” Leave it to the guys at Secretly Canadian (label to revered Songs: Ohia) to


Thursday, March 7 2002

Dressy Bessy

S E T    L I S T That’s WhyHangout WonderfulSuper EverythingLive to Tell AllIf You Should Try to Kiss HerJust Being MeBig


The Time Machine (2002)

[In 'The Time Machine',] Alexander decides to go look for an answer, but going into the future (why, we'll never know).


All About the Benjamins (2002)

'All About the Benjamins'... relies heavily on the considerable chemistry between Epps and Cube: sometimes it's just fun to watch them entertain one another, which they clearly do.


Monday, March 4 2002

Various Artists: NRK Singles Collection Vol. 4

If you have yet to discover the predominantly instrumental, vaguely techno, but still pretty jazz and soul-tinged house that NRK have been exploring recently, then


Various Artists: Evangeline Made

Cajun culture has proven remarkably resilient to direct attack as well as resistant to attempts to absorb it into American culture. From 1765 to 1785, over 3,000 Acadians


Park Avenue Music: To Take with You

In a recent fit of nostalgia laced with masochism, I decided to listen again to Portishead’s Dummy and Julee Cruise’s Floating into the


Local H: Here Comes the Zoo

Man, Local H comes so close sometimes. Just think of some their best songs: “Bound for the Floor”, “Back in the Day”, “Fritz’s Corner”, “


Brandy: Full Moon

When little Miss Brandy Norwood arrived in the R&B world in 1994, she had a little tomboy in her. With a bright smile and


Thursday, February 28 2002

We Were Soldiers (2002)

'We Were Soldiers' is, above all, an earnest film, working overtime not to be a standard U.S. war movie where the good (white) boys fight against diabolical 'others'.


Trouble Every Day (2001)

PULL.


40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

'40 Days and 40 Nights' is a love story, yes, about a boy and his penis.


Wednesday, February 27 2002

Various Artists: Freakbitchlickfly

The sacred cows of Warp, Aphex Twin and Autechre each released records in the past year that were mediocre and incredibly abstract, respectively. Not to


Monday, February 25 2002

Tom Russell

S E T    L I S T Snowing on RatonAngel of LyonMan From God Knows WhereSitting BullWhere the Dream BeginsThe Next Thing SmokingDown


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