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Monday, October 21 2002

Carrie Akre: Invitation

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Friday, October 18 2002

The Road to Wellville (1994)

Contrary to Kellogg's message, self-denial is ultimately the disease, not the cure.


The Ring (2002)

Gore Verbinski's The Ring is relentlessly disquieting and incoherent, and sometimes trite in ways it doesn't need to be.


Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Deftly rearranges any number of generic conventions, from romantic comedies, musicals, and melodramas with happy endings that can't make sense but seem inevitable and necessary.


Quitting (2001)

Perverse as that sounds, the opportunity really is an actor's dream: role-of-a-lifetime gig and therapeutic session in one fell swoop.


Heaven (2002)

Heaven begins with assorted ascents. Written by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski (with Krzysztof Piesiewicz), and intended as part of a trilogy (Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory), it explores accident and fate, guilt and grief, time and truth.


Formula 51 (2001)

In Ronny Yu's mostly formulaic Formula 51, Samuel L. Jackson plays Elmo McElroy, a chemical whiz busted for smoking reefer.


Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

It's ironic and wholly predictable that Keyhoe's protest against government and military censorship was, in fact, censored in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.


The Big Picture (1989)

'I don't know you, I don't know your work, but I think you're very talented.'"


Abandon (2002)

Cynical and beautiful. No wonder the boys can't resist her.


Thursday, October 17 2002

Waco Brothers: New Deal

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Underworld: A Hundred Days Off

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Sahara Hotnights: Jennie Bomb

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The Mission UK: Aura

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Aretha Franklin: The Queen in Waiting: The Columbia Years (1960-1965)

Arguably one of the most important recordings done by a black artists in the post-Civil Rights era, throughout Amazing Grace Franklin seamlessly weaves through traditional sacred recordings.


Miles Davis: The Best of Miles Davis

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Gregory Corso: Die on Me: The Final Recordings

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Bernard Allison: Storms of Life

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The All American Rejects: self-titled

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Wednesday, October 16 2002

Various Artists: In Our Lifetime, Vol. 2

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