Monday, January 7 2002
To press play in a small apartment in Brooklyn in 2002 and be privy to a well-preserved 1965 concert is like activating voodoo in your house. Unseen
Mose Allison has been playing music professionally for 50 years, and not just occasionally. His first gig was six nights a week at a club in
As played by new Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, Vic Mackey is casually racist and homicidal, by turns charismatic and appalling.
Sunday, January 6 2002
Originally released as a very limited edition (the band reports there were only 15 copies) in 1998, The Giraffe Album has been a long time coming in
Thursday, January 3 2002
Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.
Friday, December 28 2001
Shunning Career As An Australian D.A.R.E. Counselor, Dando Appears Poised For Return Ah, yes . . . the comeback. Americans love to root for the
Monday, December 24 2001
Never mind that Leopold is clueless when it comes to actual labor or the concept of class; as long as he's upper, he has no need to know anything more.
Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.
Thursday, December 20 2001
Full-length computer-animated features have, thus far, fallen into the realm of children's fantasy.
It gets points for knowing what it is, a formulaic PG picture without pretensions to grandeur (and for not being 'The Majestic').
Meth is, as always, an exceedingly charismatic presence, and his partner an able comic foil.
Tuesday, December 18 2001
Jan Svankmajer taps into the appeal of the maternal horror story.
What is potentially most urgent about 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is how it reflects the tenor of our time.
Sunday, December 16 2001
S E T L I S T The Funny BirdChainsTides of the MoonTonite It ShowsDelta Sun Bottleneck StompHolesFriterringLincoln’s EyeNite and FogLittle RhymesYou’
Saturday, December 15 2001
The one thing you never want to hear at a concert, as the band takes the stage, with the lead singer conspicuously absent: “So I
Friday, December 14 2001
They Caught Me Smilin’ Agin Forged in the fabled hamlet of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the Drive-By Truckers are magnificent in concert. Magnificent, that is, if
Thursday, December 13 2001
Moreover, the film asserts, if you're not careful in your dealings with people, you'll end up with no self and no life, in that big empty Times Square in your head.
What is perhaps most successful about 'Not Another Teen Movie' is its commentary on the obsessive and incessant whiteness of the genre.
There is also no end, at least as a Western viewer might imagine it, to the desert culture represented here, the traditions and meanings of Afghanistan, before, during, and perhaps after, the Taliban.