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

17 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Loved One (1965)

While much of the original outrage will fall flat on audiences raised on our current post-modern sense of mockery, there is still a great deal to enjoy in this early attempt at directorial dadaism.

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17 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Feist: Open Season

Otherwise delightful, a Mushaboom cloud hangs over this album of remixes and collaborations.

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17 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

uncing Souls: The Gold Record

Credit has to be due to a band that can continue to tweak its sound, mature, and still stay true to its roots all at the same time.

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Aoki Takamasa & Tujiko Noriko: Twenty-Eight

The album appears like a beam of sunshine on a warm spring day: pleasant and warm, but of extremely brief duration.

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Carl Hancock Rux: Good Bread Alley

It might not be your cup of tea, but maybe you need to drink something besides tea for a change.

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17 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Karrin Allyson: Footprints

A stunning program of post-bop jazz standards from a mature singer out on the mainstream edge.

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Lisa Germano: In the Maybe World

Lyrically, In the Maybe World is quite good. Musically, it could induce narcolepsy.

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed: PCP Torpedo/ANbRX

The world's fastest band gets the remix treatment.

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Death Cab for Cutie: Directions

Music videos as a companion to CDs? It just might work...

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17 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM

Eternals #1

Jack Kirby had a knack for creating heady, mind-bending concepts dressed in superhero clothing, and Neil Gaiman simply refines this already brilliant material with sharp dialogue and characterization, while weaving it into a modern context.

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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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