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

12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Toby Lightman: Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire is one of those albums that’s good on the surface, but seems to float by without the listener really retaining anything from it.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Hidden Cameras: AWOO

Pretty orchestral lit-pop fails to live up to the promise of its tag-line: 'gay church folk music'.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tag #1

Tag offers that most exquisite of rarities: an original horror premise.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Squarepusher: Hello Everything

Hello Everything steps back from recent experimentation and, carefully and effectively, refocuses on melody.

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Lucero: Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers

Roots rockers Lucero add a keyboard to their already awesome attack, and get even better.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Nomeansno: All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt

Nomeansno heads for their own middle of the road on All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Greg Laswell: Through Toledo

Sad but not miserable, this bit of heartache is both moving and comforting in its murkiness.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gold

I personally would've sewn a Confederate flag to the back of something or other, if not for the sneaking suspicion that I would've looked like a complete twat.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Freddie Cruger: Soul Search

Cruger draws on funky music from around the world, and his debut album is at once smooth, eclectic, and supremely danceable.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Puffy AmiYumi: Splurge

When an album is this movie-theatre-popcorn good, it's hard to complain.

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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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