Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

23 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Producers (2005)

No one can be wholly ruined in a big fat sardonic musical, a form demanding grandeur, gaucheness, and above all, giddy delights. Unfortunately, this movie musical rather forgets the movie part.

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23 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

The New World (2005)

The New World is ambitious and gorgeous, the landscape serving as a kind of objective correlative for characters' cravings and astonishments.

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23 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Munich (2005)

Munich is about the shifting meaning the city's name took on after that dire moment in 1972, the shorthand it became for survivors, historians, and avengers.

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	Various Artists: Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked

Following in the footsteps of the Verve Remixed series, Impulse! opens its vaults to the young lions.

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22 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Shihan: The Poet

Artists with a poetic background like Shihan have a completely different approach to music than the likes of Kanye, Jay-Z, or even 'conscious hip-hoppers' like The Perceptionists.

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	Barbra Streisand: The Television Specials [DVD]

This could be an eccentric heaven, served on a quirky silver platter.

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	The Prodigy: Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005

Retrospectives usually deal in past glories, but few document a group in decline as obviously as this one.

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	Neon Blonde: Chandeliers in the Savannah

Blood Brothers' Side Project Makes Their Noise With A Side of Lovely.

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	Lightning Bolt: Hypermagic Mountain

Rhode Island's most notorious drum and bass duo climb to the peak of prog-noise-rock perfection.

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22 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Billy Joel: My Lives

This box set isn't simply a look back at Joel's career; it's a document of the artist as a creator and interpreter.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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