Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

13 Feb 2006 // 2:00 PM

Lie With Me (2006)

Like the novella by Tamara Faith Berger on which it's based, Lie With Me blurs the boundaries between pornography and art.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wood and Cloonan tell the stories of punk and emo kids, people living on the fringes of society and who aren't terribly worried about being let in.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deerhoof

In the wake of the shark-fighting cowboys, the animal doth emerge...

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deerhoof

Shin Splints, Arachnogasmic Musicals, and a regrettable lack of hooves.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trick My Truck

A make-over show for Mac trucks is a stellar concept. Too bad CMT went for the good old boy instead of the gearhead.

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Significant Others: The Complete Series

We see them from the point of view of an unseen, unheard therapist. Here, the series invites us to be Dr. Phil.

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The Blitz: London’s Longest Night

The Blitz offers more 'human drama' than something you might find on the History Channel, and will also satisfy military buffs.

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13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Utterly Monkey by Nick Laird

The unexploded bomb is a perfect metaphor for Utterly Monkey.

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The Beatings: Holding on to Hand Grenades

Boston's art punks conjure up the ghost of that city's '80s college rock heyday

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12 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Music critic tries to branch out with his own music and turns musician. Can it be? Yes, and it can be good too.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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