Reviews

18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

House of Meetings by Martin Amis

Former Gulag prisoner revisits Russia's bloody past in Martin Amis' grim but essential 'House of Meetings'.

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Be Mine by Laura Kasischke

Laura Kasischke explores middle age in a new book and a movie of an older one.

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Digimon World DS

If you're not a fan, then Digimon World DS isn't going to make you want to buy a Digimon lunchbox.

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The Shins: Wincing the Night Away

Can't sleep? The Shins know how you feel. They're probably the reason why.

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The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpatico

A jazz-Latin all-star group uniting mentor and student surges and glistens.

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Melvins: A Senile Animal

It is almost too much to ask for, but King Buzzo is actually getting better with age, and on A Senile Animal he continues to refine and define a sound that is his alone.

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Made Out of Babies: Coward

Singer Julie Christmas is a revelation on Made Out of Babies' second album.

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Eliot Morris: Whats Mine is Yours

When the cover of a major label debut album makes your prize artist look like a statue, some marketing guy needs to get his hand slapped.

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Edward R. Murrow: The Best of Person to Person

He stood up to one of America's most notorious politicians and upheld the principles of truth and justice. It's just too bad Edward R. Murrow applied that strategy to everything he did, including celebrity interviews.

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The Paybacks: Love, Not Reason

It is somewhat refreshing to stumble across an album that is packed with straightforward, balls-to-the-wall rock and roll.

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Valencia: This Could Be a Possibility

It’s a general policy of mine to hate any and all emo/pop/punk bands. The utter lack of originality in this genre has

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1991)

In 48 minutes Baldwin manages to confuse, amuse, and inform without seeming arch or heavy-handed.

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Sir! No Sir! (2006)

Sir! No Sir! uses the personal stories of non-cooperators to argue that it was identification with "the enemy", a recognition of the humanity in individual Vietnamese people, that prompted combat and support personnel to refuse orders and quit the military.

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17 Jan 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Apprentice: Los Angeles

This season, Trump has is no longer merely loitering around the line that divides irony from delusion; he's jumped headlong into some totally scary, reality-free netherworld.

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:03 PM

KTL: KTL

Stephen O’Malley has developed into a rewarding, continually evolving by demonstrating that there are in fact many, many ways to build slate-toned, inch-per-hour monolithic

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

No Luck Club: Prosperity

Cinematic flair and historical sensitivity are only two of the assets that distinguish No Luck Club from its instrumental hip-hop peers. The group’s latest

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Darien Brockington: Somebody to Love

The underground soul movement, which, as inconsequential and absurd as it may sound in relation to its mainstream counterpart, allows its categorized artists to put

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Neko Case: Live from Austin, TX

Wait, wasn't this released on DVD just a short while ago?

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Otomo (2000)

A stark and compelling piece of cinema that just narrowly fails to succeed.

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17 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Book of Portraiture by Steve Tomasula

Tomasula's multifaceted mélange urges us to ask: Why do we have the need to recreate ourselves in images? And how do these images identify us?

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