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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22 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Motion Trio: Play-Station

There are not many experimental accordion groups who take their musical cues from arcade games. Motion Trio do it with inventiveness and technical skill.

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Various: Different Strokes By Different Folks

This is not the greatest disc in the world, this is just a tribute.

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22 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Psyche Origami: The Standard

Psyche Origami reps Atlanta in a whole new way.

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My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult: Gay, Black and Married

Gay, Black and Married. If ever there were four words meant to be strung together to form a My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult album title, those are the ones.

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T. Rex: Tanx / Bolan’s Zip Gun / Futuristic Dragon / Work in Progress

The agony, the ecstasy, and the T. Rextasy are all on display in Rhino’s latest batch of glam reissues.

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LeBron James 21st Birthday Party

It sounds crazy: throwing a birthday party with no announced entertainment and charging admission. Of course, when you're LeBron James, you can do anything...

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Upstairs, Downstairs - Collector’s Edition Megaset: The Complete Series Plus Thomas and Sarah

Upstairs, Downstairs may not have been startlingly original, but its primary strength lay with its complex characters and class-based construct.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chasing Windmills

Despite the predominance of soulless databases and faceless corporations, the Internet is widely thought of as a space where exhibitionism is the norm, a mess of web logs, podcasts, and other means of personal expression.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The White Countess (2006)

The final Merchant/Ivory collaboration is set in 1936 Shanghai and revisits the filmmakers' usual concerns -- loss, desire, and nostalgia for a moment that never quite existed.

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20 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.

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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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