'Amy': She Was All About the Music

'Amy': She Was All About the Music

By Cynthia Fuchs

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too. 2 Jul 2015 // 9:00 AM

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cypher (2002)

Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, this film's point is unclear.

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	Various Artists: Swing Around the World

Burdened only with excruciatingly uninformed notes, this mishmash represents what the label's proprietor calls 'swing': pop that used to be called novelty, commonly with singing and swinging, jazz or cajun or South African vocal group -- you can't imagine!"

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12 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Gene Watson: Then & Now

Acclaimed country singer returns by dusting off gems with a style and grace worthy of comparisons to Nelson, Jennings, Haggard and Parton.

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	Dave Seaman: Audio Therapy Presents Across Borders: Greece

This is a collection of fine, very British progressive house that happens to come from Greece.

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	Stellastarr*: Harmonies for the Haunted

If good artists borrow and great artists steal, then Stellastarr* need to pull on the ski masks, conceal the handguns, and park the getaway car nearby. Libraries are for hacks.

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	Princess Superstar: My Machine

Futuristic deconstruction was never so much fun!"

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	Kevyn Lettau: Bye-Bye Blackbird

With a voice like hers, it's impossible to begrudge any eccentricities -- Lettau is an effortless exemplar of an enviously timeless aesthetic.

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	The Jan Martens Frustration: The Jan Martens Frustration

Another Swedish garage sale. A collection of vintage instruments, used up riffs, and an overbearing antique dealer.

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12 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Pieta Brown: In the Cool

It's hard to resist the temptation to compare Pieta Brown with the greatest of the best. Unfortunately and inevitably, In the Cool doesn't quite live up to the comparison.

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