Reviews

13 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Nedelle: From the Lion’s Mouth

Nedelle returns with a new solo effort that is much more personal and minimalist, which borders on charming and annoying.

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13 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Flesh: The Flesh

These party-weary New Yorkers reluctantly get dolled-up for the dance floor.

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13 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kathleen Edwards: Back to Me

Kathleen Edwards picks up right where she left off, offering up an album that sometimes drags, but redeems itself with smart lyrics and a winning formula with a track record.

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	Better Than Ezra: Live at the House of Blues - New Orleans

They started touring back in 1988, and, aside from entering the studio to record once in awhile, they've hardly stopped. That's why it's so surprising that it's taken 15-plus years for them to release this, their first-ever live album.

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	Beans: Shock City Maverick

Beans' second solo effort is an improvement on his debut, but still patchy. You also get the feeling that the main reason he's in a field by himself is that no other MC wants to share it with him.

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11 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

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11 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Millions (2004)

Millions manages a sophisticated breakdown of global economies and national identity, filtered through a child's brilliantly naïve perspective.

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11 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

In My Country (2005)

In the midst of this outrage, the film negotiates the intricacies of ubuntu by offering instances where a desire for revenge seems impossible to resist.

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11 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hostage (2005)

The crisis begins with a clash between rich people and a trio of conventionally coded 'delinquents'.

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10 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Samples: Very Best of the Samples 1989-1994

Never heard the Samples? Start here. Love the Samples? This definitive compendium includes a DVD of rare goodies. Hate the Samples? Better sit this one out.

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	Nagisa Ni Te: Dream Sounds

Prince once sang of hearing songs in his dreams, so does that mean Shinji Shibayama is like the unpronounceable one? Nagisa ni te, his collaboration with Masako Takeda, has enjoyed a number of comparisons, some more likely than others to be be invoked while listening to the duo's latest, Dream Sounds. Dig a little deeper, and you'll find a tender beauty that is neither Belle nor Sebastian, Neil nor Young, here nor there.

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10 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mogwai: Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003

The band named after the cuddliest of characters from a Spielberg film unleashes a helping of BBC sessions. The late John Peel does the honors.

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10 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kasabian: Kasabian

Twenty-years of dance-inflected British rock, surveyed through the eyes and ears of, erm, 'Kasabian'.

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	Happy the Man: The Muse Awakens

Cult '70s prog act reunites, writes songs with titles like 'Lunch at the Psychedelicatessen'. Fans rejoice; world at large plugs ears.

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10 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Julian Fane: Special Forces

Young Canadian debuts with melancholy electronic meditations.

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10 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dufus: Ball of Design

Dufus's Ball of Design can make one feel like they're either on a weird drug trip or suffering from sleep deprivation.

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10 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Starlet

Faye Dunaway established herself as a great muse of cinema, not in the sense that she inspired great movies, but that her inspired performances buoyed her films.

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10 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Although a curly hairdo can't quite erase the shade of Frasier's Lilith from Tracy Kibre, Neuwirth slips authoritatively into the role of a powerful mid-career prosecutor.

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10 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Contender

If it succeeds, one of the truly great and historically rich sports in the world will have a public pulse again, and our belief that the underdog can get a fair shake might just be restored.

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10 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Blind Justice

Blind Justice attempts to depict how, institutionally and individually, we try to 'deal with' disability.

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