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	Herbie Hancock: Speak Like a Child

This is every bit a product of the sea-changes in jazz at the time, a melancholy and affecting snapshot of a fading era.

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	Half-Handed Cloud: Thy Is a Word and Feet Need Lamps

It's Friday night church time: disordered music and bizarre stories that mostly work out.

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	Consafos: Tilting at Windmills

In the vein of the Cowboy Junkies if they were cloned by Lou Reed who was being horsewhipped by John Cale, Consafos take sparse haunting songs and knead them into delicious sonic nuggets.

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	Black 47: Elvis Murphy’s Green Suede Shoes

Kirwan's songs are overstuffed with hyperromantic ravings, undisciplined wordplay, and things no honest man would say.

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The Friedbergers have something to prove tonight. I'm still working through my feelings about Blueberry Boat.

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God, the Devil and Bob: The Complete Series

In the final episode of God, the Devil and Bob, titled 'Bob Gets Involved', Bob (voiced by French Stewart) goes on a rampage against rap music.

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Undertow (2004)

Retribution leads to violence, such that the next generation of brothers, Tim and Chris, are tossed into yet another vacuum of fear, guilt, and suspicion.

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Suddenly (Tan de repente) (2002)

In Diego Lerman's generous film, going bankrupt is an excuse for spending less time shopping and more time meeting potential friends and lovers.

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

In the Weeds (2000)

These moments serve no real purpose other than to let all us know all the kinds of hilarious and odd things that can happen during restaurant rush hour.

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Full Frame Documentary Shorts Vol. 3 (2004)

For viewers, it's a chance to see works by emerging filmmakers in easily digestible, small chunks.

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Darkness: Unrated Version (2004)

Ooky ambiguity is one thing. Incoherence is another.

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dig! (2004)

To the artist hell-bent on changing the world, little victories are never enough; there's always another person to reach, always another fire to start, always another convention to raze..

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bitter Victory (1957)

Perhaps the most vehemently anti-war film of its era, Bitter Victory has no time for Greatest Generation mythologizing.

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Z-Trip: Shifting Gears

Even when Z-Trip overreaches, the result is never less than consistently fun. When it does hit, however, Shifting Gears achieves something quite sublime.

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Volta Sound: Dandelion Wine

The Volta Sound evoke the not so groovy '60s while setting out to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Can the Summer Of Love and 2005 co-exist without driving each other crazy? And more importantly, should we care?"

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Stand: Transmissions

Stand could be the next big thing: they know how to sing, play, and compose. The problem is, it all sounds just a little too redundant.

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	Iggy Pop: Iggy Pop! Live San Fran 1981 [DVD]

A packed and smoky club... San Francisco... 25 November 1981... The nexus between the fading remnants of punk and disco and the germination of new wave... What better ambassador to represent the changing times than the remarkable James Osterberg?"

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	David Francey: The Waking Hour

Fourth full-length from Juno Award winner Francey is an album rooted in traditional folk. A mixed bag, its stronger songs can be unusually powerful.

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	Bunky: Born to be a Motorcycle

(timidly) Knock knock. (brusquely) What the path-wurd? (whispers) Bunky. (loudly) What? (shouting stubbornly) BUN-KEEE!!.

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	Bottom of the Hudson: Songs from the Barrel Commando

This one-man band issue old songs making him seem to be way ahead of his time. And they're good songs!"

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