Reviews

23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Laura (1944)

Waldo is so deliciously dark and mean-spirited, so loquaciously intolerant of those he deems beneath him, that he's delightful.

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Koma (2004)

The film twists viewers in three directions before they have time to come down from the first.

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I Heart Huckabees: 2-Disc Special Edition (2004)

The Special Edition is loaded with so much self-referential material and 'oh so clever' concepts that they threaten to make the movie into its own cult object.

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

I Am a Promise (1993)

Lacking the bias that makes Michael Moore's movies so popular, the Raymonds' film is more satisfying.

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Footloose: Special Collector’s Edition (1984)

The dancing might be dated, but the film is not.

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Finding Neverland (2004)

'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Alfie (2004)

Jude Law's performance is wholly charming and energetic.

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	Red Eyed Legends: Mutual Insignificance

The group's second EP is a step forward from their debut but is held back by Chris Thomson's lack of engagement.

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	Pigeon John & the Set Trippin’ Trio: Sings the Blues

From the Good Life to a pretty good life, Pigeon John is lookin' all right these days. So, why is PJ singin' the blues? Because he's Pigeon John, damnit!"

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22 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Kills: No Wow

The Kills sound like the end result of a very young Al Joergensen fucking a few well-chosen smurfs and coming up with a cross between 'Effigy'-era Ministry and The Blue Men Group, with Smurfette on lead vocals.

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22 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jeff Finlin: Epinonymous

On his fourth album, Finlin captures the anonymous lives of America in poignant aural postcards translated though a folksy gruff voice. This is the everyday writ large in deep emotions, sung in a style that conveys the world-weariness of time and age.

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	Carlos del Junco: Blues Mongrel

Carlos del Junco is the best blues harmonica player in Canada.

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22 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Die Monitr Batss: Girlz of War

This full-time side project of the guitarist from the Gossip demonstrates an extraordinary studiousness after its members passed their Rough Trade 101 class (with honors!), but that's about all it does.

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22 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

Akron/Family: Akron/Family

The latest arrival to the burgeoning freak-folk movement makes a strong case against the easy labeling that will eventually come.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Man or machine? On inorganic compositional techniques and a band with many members.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dipping into moonshine stills and juke joints these guys spit forth something so feral that you can't help but be moved.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Unbound energy and the problem of too perfect.

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Forget what you know, drop the glam and allow Ian to enter. Why? Because all the misplaced glitter has finally rubbed off.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Drunken college kids can (and will) dance to anything with a beat. And, in most cases, it will look funny.

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22 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The local band we all loved in high school, but much better live...

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