'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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20 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mike Doughty: Skittish/Rockity Roll

Mike Doughty wrote engaging music with Soul Coughing even while playing the role of the hip, prankster frontman. His first solo releases, however, while not completely dissimilar, illuminate his humanity. And we have never been more engaged.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Upside of Anger (2005)

Lurching into the simultaneously delicate and banal business of Terry's anger, not to mention her daughters' understandable bewilderment, the movie offers little in the way of complexity or sense.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Ring 2 (2005)

Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Off the Map (2003)

The fact that they're sharing such tragedies while Richard Nixon is resigning suggests a certain harmony of the universe.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Hobie rejiggers his life in order to make himself look 'available' for Melinda, the joke being that the Allen character is never actually available, but rather, needy, fervent, and clumsily scheming.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

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	Various Artists: Soul Satisfaction: A Collection of Nu-Soul Gems

It coheres, it flows, and the songs fit together like a pieces in a jigsaw puzzle -- I just wish the whole thing weren't so goddamn 'serious'.

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	22-Pistepirkko: The Nature of 22-Pistepirkko: 1985 - 2002

Celebrated on this career-spanning retrospective, Finnish roots rockers 22-Pistepirkko failed to mature as songwriters over the course of their 15-year career, even as their adeptness in the studio increased.

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17 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	New Edition: One Love

Reunited and it feels so... bad. Can Bad Boy revive New Edition? Can New Edition revive Bad Boy? Will anyone care?"

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17 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jennifer Lopez: Rebirth

Shouldn't a 'rebirth' imply some sort of major shift? Not so, for J. Lo.

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