Reviews

16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Proof (2005)

And yet, for all the potential nuance in this knotting, the film leaves the sisters caught up in a familiar conflict.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lord of War (2005)

As Yuri plainly gets off on risk, he's also broadly representative of cavalier attitudes toward risk concerning vulnerable individuals and communities.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Because Elizabeth inhabits a romantic comedy, her frantic pace and lonely life cannot continue.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Simple, kind, honest, and unpatronising, Because of Winn-Dixie handles the friendship between Opal and her mutt quite perfectly.

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	The Ying Yang Twins: United States of Atlanta: Chopped & Screwed

Why is it that I can listen to Blowfly without flinching, groove along with Luke Skyywalker and the gang when the mood hits, but Kaine and D-Roc's antics turn my stomach?"

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	Stereolab: Kybernetická Babicka EP

Stereolab add three new singles to their already mind-boggling discography. Obsessive-compulsive fans get ready -- they're on vinyl!"

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Supergrass: Road to Rouen

Britpoppers finally make the album worth listening to after smoking their name.

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	The Main Ingredient: Everybody Plays the Fool: The Best of The Main Ingredient

The '70s R&B group that set the stage for Sade and Hall & Oates. Is that really such a bad thing?"

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Harv: Polka Raggioso

They're young. They're hot. They play polka.

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	Fates Warning: Awaken the Guardian (Expanded Edition)

The influential progressive metal album gets the deluxe treatment.

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Diamond Nights: Popsicle

There's nothing wrong with a bit of patently uncool retro rock, especially when it's done this well.

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	Chelsea: Urban Kids: A Punk Rock Anthology

The band's music is competent, often fun, and likely laid the groundwork for more than a few oi bands to follow.

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	The Bevis Frond: London Stone

Bevis Frond's follow-up to their classic New River Head finally arrives in America, and its blend of indie and classic rock could not have come at a better time.

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When a guitarist begins playing the rim of a glass, you know you're in for oddity; when he plays two kazoos while doing other stuff with his hands, it passes into something beautiful.

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15 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel

Finkel's transgression, thus articulated, seems much more comprehensible than those of Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair.

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	Various Artists: Bargrooves: Cosmopolitan

Believe me, there is such a thing as cheesy house, and for the most part -- despite the packaging -- this is not cheesy house.

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	Thee Shams: Sign the Line

Thee Shams have expanded their sound to include traces of psychedelia, Southern rock, the British invasion, Led Zeppelin, and '70s AM radio.

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	The Slits: Live at the Gibus Club

This live set shows that the Slits, during their initial run, may have been the most explosive and vicious act in the early British punk scene.

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	Dolly Parton: The Essential Dolly Parton

Everyone needs a little Dolly.

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14 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jason Mraz: Mr. A-Z

You will like this album if you find its title amusing.

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