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

20 Mar 2006 // 2:00 PM

Paradise Now (2005)

How might efforts to fathom suicide bombers' motives make them too much like their potential victims -- that is, everyone else -- and thus unmake the difference that defines everyone else?"

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20 Mar 2006 // 2:00 PM

	Stereo Total, My Melody

Ah, more inspired Europop lunacy from Berlin’s finest, Stereo Total. Not much has changed since Stereo Total’s U.S. debut effort last year,

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20 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The stigma around the character of Captain America is that of a sort of dopey Boy Scout who is doggedly loyal to country and flag.

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20 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stereolab + Espers

On the face of it, Stereolab and Espers seem odd acts to bill together. But, things are not always as off as they seem...

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20 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Miracle Workers

Perhaps the most objectionable aspect of Miracle Workers is its invocation of the charity model of disability management, conjoined with its lottery logic.

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Mind of Mencia: Uncensored Season 1

Menica's performance of jingoism can be amusing. Not terribly funny, but occasionally on target.

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The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism by Marc Weing

Suddenly, the New Journalists became practitioners of what became known as the 'art of fact'.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle ticks with nervous energy and unsettledness. These jittery-edged images conjure exquisite rhythms as they approximate children's perspectives.

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Greg Summerlin: The Young Meteors

On his sophomore effort, pop-rocker Greg Summerlin offers simple pleasures with a fatal flaw.

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The Sounds: Dying to Say This to You

The Sounds finds a delicate balance by balancing their delicacy.

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//Mixed media
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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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