'A Year in Champagne' Is All Fruit and No Acidity

'A Year in Champagne' Is All Fruit and No Acidity

By Michael Curtis Nelson

There's plenty of dazzle but little depth in this champagne documentary. 2 Jun 2015 // 1:09 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Two Works in Anaïs Nin’s Cities of the Interior

Ladders to Fire and Seduction of the Minotaur, two of Anaïs Nin's most self-reflexive works, examine the sexual tensions rooted deeply in the female consciousness.

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21 May 2015 // 2:05 AM

San Fermin: Jackrabbit

San Fermin's second outing offers extensive chamber pop that's both exhilarating and exhausting.

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Trout Steak Revival: Brighter Every Day

A wistful travelogue, Trout Steak Revival can book this trip as a successful blend somewhere between the sonic realm of "Randy McNally meets pie."

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Altman Turns to Crime in ‘The Long Goodbye’ and ‘Thieves Like Us’

These two crime pictures provide insight into the ways Robert Altman operated within and without Hollywood conventions.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Youth’ Is a Memorable Meditation on Ageing and Art

Paolo Sorrentino’s arresting new film brilliantly pairs Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two elderly creators assessing their lives, loves and attitudes toward art.

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Clear Skies and Clearer Understanding in ‘Storm #11’

A perfect ending to a story that reminds us why the X-men's resident Weather Goddess is truly worthy of worship.

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Science Inspires Thomas Pierce in This New Story Collection

Hall of Small Mammals is a disquieting book of bizarre, brainy tales from a young Virginia-based writer.

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20 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Shamir: Ratchet (take one)

Far beyond boxes and genres, Shamir Bailey's debut album Ratchet sees the 20-year-old arrive in front of the public eye, creatively unscathed and defiantly confident. 

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Shamir: Ratchet (take two)

On Ratchet, Shamir predicts his own domination of pop music. He’s probably right.

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Prefuse 73: Rivington Nao Rio

The second of three releases for 2015, Rivington Nao Rio finds Guillermo Herren testing his ability as collaborator and producer, and ever-so-slightly evolving his acoustic-tinged electronic formula.

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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