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Thursday, April 24 2003

Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me?

Disheveled electric guitar strums and circling piano spar like late night drunks with no real fight left in them.


Fiction Plane: Everything Will Never Be OK

fairly standard, uninteresting stuff, all set to a relentlessly driving beat.


The Caribbean: History’s First Know-It-All

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Budapest: Too Blind to Hear

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Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

At once affectless and affecting, 'Raising Victor Vargas' is remarkably self-possessed for a first-time feature.


The Man Without a Past (2002)

[It's] about tragedy, specifically, its purifying powers.


A Mighty Wind (2003)

In its focus on these reunited '60s folkies, 'Wind' engages in that most virulent form of nostalgia: '60s-itis.


Levity (2003)

Memory is a tricky business. So are movies that mess with it.


Identity (2003)

Amanda Peet, not incidentally, throws some fine, even sublime, attitude.


House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

It's not even Blair Witch II, which pretty much makes it the worst movie ever set in the woods.


Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

Bill Paxton's banal banter and overacting alienate us, as we try to ignore him and focus on the live-action images of Titanic.


Confidence (2003)

They meet at King's club, where he's auditioning strippers: Dustin Hoffman, big pimping.


Better Luck Tomorrow (2003)

To even things up, perhaps, or because he's bored, or because it's so easy, Ben cheats.


Wednesday, April 23 2003

Various Artists: Mullets Rock!

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Various Artists: A Gift From a Garden to a Flower: A Tribute to Donovan

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Snowdonnas: Over Now

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The Swirlies: Cats of the Wild: Volume 2

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The Smoking Popes: The Party’s Over

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If Thousands: Lullaby

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Lisa Germano: Lullaby For Liquid Pig

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