Reviews

21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)

Novelists, more than filmmakers, dare to depict great intellectuals.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dreamland (2006)

Though far from perfect, Dreamland is better than most, thanks to Bruckner's amazing intimacy with the camera and that peculiar face of hers; both plain and extraordinarily unique in its beauty.

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House of Sand (Casa de Areia) (2005)

The House of Sand is yet another filmic example of why Brazil is setting the standard when it comes to exporting interesting, superior filmmaking.

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Trick Daddy: Back by Thug Demand

Although jam-packed with fun songs, I'm afraid we may have seen the best of ol' Trick Daddy Dollars.

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Favourite Sons: Down Beside Your Beaut

New New York band Favourite Sons traffics in rock-n-roll cliche but still shows promise on their debut record

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

50 Cent: Bulletproof

There is no finesse here, no need to memorize certain combinations, no pieces of an overall story arc to fit together. This is basic bloodsport, nothing more or less.

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Gordon Grdina / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: Think Like The Waves

God-like genius or self-indulgent noodling? It can be such a fine line these days.

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Shooter Jennings and the .357s: Live at Irving Plaza 4. 18. 06

Shooter Jennings might have played his daddy, Waylon, in the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, but when he steps out on stage fronting the .357's he is most definitely his own man, with an untamed independent voice that rocks, country-style.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Griddle: Klimty Favela

Griddle’s third album, Klimty Favela is exactly what one might expect from an album that comes with a comic book—colorful, sprawling, and adventurous.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Clinic: Visitations

Though not quite as good as their first two CDs, Visitations is a strong and nicely varied album that finds Clinic back in the groove.

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Macromantics: Moments in Movement

Australia's answer to Lady Sovereign has a little way to go before reaching that exciting height.

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19 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

As much as Barbara judges, you may find yourself in a quandary, not judging so much as taking pleasure in her vile, brilliant perfection.

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19 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Hitcher (2007)

Grace gathers herself into a vengeful and even self-aware fury, as her boyfriend watches in some awe, wondering more than once what she's doing.

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Scissors for Lefty: Scissors for Lefty EP

Despite widespread acclaim in the blogoshpere, this elusive San Francisco quintet has only been available through Rough Trade Records from outside the U.S. This

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

Bunalim: Bunalim

So there you are, wondering which of the last 12 months’ Turkish 1970s re-releases you should lavish your hard-earned on. Edip Akbayram, for the paisley groaning?

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18 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Hecker: Recordings for Rephlex

Certainly not to be confused with Tim Hecker and the scratchy, overdriven beauty of Harmony in Ultraviolet, this is the new album from Vienna noise

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Johnny Cash: Live from Austin, TX

There's never been a better time to cash in on Cash. That's not meant as a cynical statement, but as an assertion of a cold, hard fact.

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Mad Racket Feat. Jamie Lidell + Mad Racket DJs

Yep, you read right. This party went down in a bowling alley. And not the youth-oriented, ten-pin kind of bowling, either...

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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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