Reviews

7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Into the West

Into the West is honest about the role of women, both Caucasian and Native American.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Empire

Empire can best be summed up as a buddy movie-cum-hero's journey update of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Big-Butted Star by Kirstie All

The most refreshing aspect of Kirstie Alley's story is that it's her story -- find yourself offended by that triple-X laundry service comment? Doesn't matter, this isn't your fat-experience.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Starting Over (1979)

Starting Over captures the sting of loving someone despite knowing he is going to break your heart.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Good Father (1985)

Within minutes of its start, Mike Newell's The Good Father has thus established Bill's rage.

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	Télépopmusik: Angel Milk

French trio's sophomore release is less music for dancing than for the bookends of a night out.

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6 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	S.U.M.O.: S.U.M.O. Rebounces

A pair of industrious Swedes add their special touch to world dance music, rebouncing and remixing their way to an interesting result.

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	Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Momentum

The idea of a brainy and ambitious young saxophonist finally breaking out into his own is an extremely inviting bandwagon.

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	The Planet The: You Absorb My Vision

What we've got here is failure to communicate. In a word, The Planet The confounds.

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6 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mayday: Bushido Karaoke

Ted Stevens and co. return with another country-gothic outing that possesses wit, charm, and a disquieting sense of dark beauty.

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	Glenn Hughes: Soul Mover

Black Sabbath and Deep Purple legend continues with perhaps his strongest album to date. The recipe helps with two bits of Chili Pepper however.

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6 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Flunk: Morning Star

If we had a modern equivalent of AM radio, this is what the stations would play.

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	Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks

The French mistress of bucolic bliss is still very much away with the fairies, none of whom have gone death metal since her first album.

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6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hip-hop holds the ears of Japanese youth. To wrest its grip it'll take something pretty wild: Jungle won't do it and Drum and Bass is right out. But could an all out JDB assault be the ticket?

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6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Cut

One can only hope that the title of The Cut proves prophetic and it is cut soon.

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This Is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project by Eric Weisbard

'Creativity has become reduced to taste games,' says Reynolds, and thus 'music for music's sake' has become the primary force driving the authorial role in pop. Will someone knight this guy, already?"

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Sling Blade - Director’s Cut (Miramax Collector’s Series) (1996)

Sling Blade is a piece of true Southern Gothic in the vein of Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews, and (yes, I'll say it) William Faulkner.

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6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Coyote Ugly: The Unrated Extended Cut (2000)

Melanie Lynskey, despite being underused in the film, says more with a couple of gestures and expressions than anyone else does with dialogue.

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5 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Africa Remix: Ah Freak Iya

Art and music join together to form an interesting and attractive recording from an exotic land.

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5 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Saul Zonana: 42 Days

Summertime is upon us and that means everything is heating up... and Zonana's new album is hot...

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