Reviews

16 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Eglantine Gouzy: Boamaster

Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Bobby (2006)

With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Casino Royale (2006)

The new Bond understands loss, but focuses on revenge instead of grief. He's a hard body in a hard new world.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

I:Cube: Live at the Planetarium

French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

I Shouldnt Even Be Doing This! by Bob Newhart

Phoebe Kate Foster tributes a comic genius.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Population 436 (2006)

This flick is scary, suspenseful, and engaging.

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Nights of the Living Dead Part 3: Ratdog

If you’re into the rock 'n roll lifestyle, Bob Weir has lived one of the most enviable lives imaginable...

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights

When you're burning down the goblins' villages, you don't pause to think about the plight of the innocents -- yet, play the game from the perspective of the goblins, and you'll find yourself outraged by the injustices.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Pretenders: Pretenders

One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.

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Staind: The Singles 1996-2006

Definitive hits collection from one of the most misunderstood bands of the new millennium.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Dexter Romweber: piano

Short programme, late Romantic post-Liszt piano music, freshly composed and freshly played con amore.

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Strange Fruit Project: The Healing

Strange Fruit Project offer help without condescension; it's just the kind of healing we can all use.

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Pixies: Loudquietloud: A Film About the Pixies [DVD]

The unbridgeable quiet between friends now drifted apart, and the noise that cannot reunite them.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.

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Kahil ElZabars Ritual Trio Featuring Billy Bang: Big M

Just how deep do you want to go?

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IV Thieves: If We Cant Escape My Pretty

Isn't it a little late for bands to start aping Oasis?

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Dona Dumitru Siminică: Sounds From a Bygone Age Vol. 3

He sounds like a mature 30- or 40-something alto woman armed with the mournful fatalism of a second Coleridge contemplating the albatross.

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Chico Hamilton: Juniflip/ Believe/ 6th Avenue Romp/ Heritage

Force of music slightly disguises this set's 85th Birthday element. It's not about how long Chico Hamilton's been here, but what he does and why he's here!

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Osvaldo Golijov: Ainadamar

In the early 21st century, an era driven by forces of globalization, a composer who stands ready to make a similarly significant cultural contribution is Osvaldo Golijov.

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