Reviews
	Above This Fire: In Perspective

A satisfying start for a punk rock band that just may soon become a household name.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dudes? What were you thinking? Hoang was clearly inferior to his competitors in the subtle art of airy rockness. His technique was most heinous and his (imaginary) riffs most unkind.

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Tilt: The Complete First Season

The players in Tilt have so little respect for poker that the honor of the game is lost amid shaky deals and legs getting snapped.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Job: The Complete Series

Denis Leary and Peter Tolan's desire to rehabilitate the sitcom not only meant changing the way characters interact with each other, but also the show's structure.

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Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America by B

Just because Kitwana and other outside observers believe that youth in general should be rising up against its misguided elders, unfortunately doesn't mean that such a movement is underway.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Warrior (2001)

As efficient as he has been over his long and fearful career, Lafcadia's will to change comes on him with a rush.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Stealth (2005)

Kara's a lovely, leggy, perfectly made-up figure whose primary purpose is to provide moral framing for the boys' brilliant strikes and calculations.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

9 Songs (2005)

9 Songs knows the limits of its material, and doesn't test them.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Inheritance (2003)

In Ulrich Thomsen's brilliantly minimalist performance we see the dissolution of a weak man, a man unable to muster the self-possession necessary to control his own destiny.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Girl from Monday (2004)

In the film's America, the government has been replaced by an advertising firm.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

The movie evokes no clear reaction to its violence -- no fear, no pity, no outrage -- because we don't identify with anyone on screen.

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The Beautiful Country (2004)

Here, as elsewhere, the film shows Binh's experience in lyrical, subtle, often extraordinary imagery.

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	Various Artists: -40: Canadian Propaganda Films of the 1940’s Reworked

The raw materials assembled herein are not merely songs, vocal snippets and video clips, but the very national heritage of Canada itself, spliced and reworked to create new meaning in a new era.

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	The Penetrators: Basement Anthology: 1976-84

Syracuse, NY's 'Kings of Basement Rock' finally get their day in the sun... 20 years late, but better late than never.

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	Megadeth: Greatest Hits: Back to the Start

Dave Mustaine has put together his second career retrospective in five years, but this time, with a little help from his fans.

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28 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Great Lake Swimmers: Great Lake Swimmers

The aural equivalent of a quiet late-summer night spent sitting in the backyard with only a cool breeze, the crickets, and your regrets to keep you company.

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28 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Al Green: Back Up Train

By no means does this brief, half-hour album musically measure up to Green's unparalleled '70s work, but because Green became the artist he did, it's an interesting document nonetheless.

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	June Carter Cash: Keep on the Sunny Side—June Carter Cash: Her Life in Music

Keep on the Sunny Side is the poignant story, told through her own music, of the life of June Carter Cash. No longer playing second fiddle in the shadow of the Man in Black, Cash emerges from the 'ring of fire' as a woman who walked the line between southern traditions and feminist rebellion.

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