Thursday, December 5 2002
In the fall of 1975, the thirtysomething Dylan felt he had to challenge himself, as well as have some fun with his friends at the same time, and that feeling is palpable on this album. After 27 long years, we can finally properly hear the Master in his finest hour, and what a thrill it is.
A space opera in touch with its feminine side.
What is the relevance of individual agency in such vast systems as the Nazi war machine or the post-war global arms trade?"
At first, the girls-gone-wild moment is just about driving the supremely inept boys batty with desire.
Hooray for kicking opponents' heads in, fancy wirework, and twirling black topcoats.
Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.
Dolgin and Franco work hard not to exploit Heidi's naïvete for its narrative potential.
To endure Analyze That requires not just suspension of disbelief, but suspension of neurological activity as well.
Wednesday, December 4 2002
Gao himself is a firm believer that word embellishments will not substitute for the truth.