Monday, October 7 2002
American Dreams recognizes an important point: rock and roll was deeply dependent on television in its early days. And that hasn't really changed.
Thursday, October 3 2002
[Banished words/phrases in this review: Bollywood, India/Pakistan conflict, “gang-bhangers”.] Double-headed drums dominate the two main strains of Indian-derived dance music floating around these
I’ve always been a diehard Squarepusher fan. Since his days of acid drum and bass, I’ve worshiped every note he’s played on
Andy Stochansky’s music never made it out of my scorched earth break-up. For the longest time, he inhabited the ruined space of everything that
Take some smart guys a la Weezer, mix in a little bit of The Cars, add in some organic elements of J. Geils Band, stir
Dizzy Gillespie is one of the most important figures in jazz, period. An innovative and original trumpet player, prolific composer, musical visionary, generous teacher and
Steve Earle has always been a guy who is never afraid to shoot his mouth off, and with 'Jerusalem', his timing is perfect, as his own razor-sharp words slice through the shallow slop of almost all 9-11-inspired music that has come out to date.
In spite of a long and successful career, not to mention the odd Grammy or two, it remains the case that Natalie Cole has never
How much more minimalism is possible before a band dissolves into nothing? C.O.C.O is frighteningly empty of personnel (Chris Sutton—who’s
When Dylan sang “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in 1963, he sang it with the voice of a prophet; when the Byrds sang the same song
Elastic yet precise, Malle's film has the vitality and vividness of a Renoir -- it breathes.
It affirms the institution of marriage -- and of a loving marriage.
The Rock, director Russell says, has a 'deep commitment' to acting, bringing as much passion to the role as he does to his athletic endeavors -- good to know.
America is better off with Miyazaki playing in the malls and the multiplexes than Monsters, Inc.
What is most politically problematic about Red Dragon is how it furthers the relationship between physical disability and psychopathology.
Fits a little too neatly with the recent popularity of media considering grief and death rituals.
When you work all day / You gotta Uh! All Night / Uh! -- Uh! -- Uh! -- Uh! -- Uh! -- Whooo!.
Christophe Gans' Brotherhood of the Wolf is the sort of visual marvel that DVDs were made for.
Wednesday, October 2 2002
For James Yorkston, it seems that he can do no wrong when it comes to being at the right place at the right time. When
Personal, ambitious, sprawling, underrated: Where I’m Coming From still has its pleasures.