Reviews

23 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Ian Moore: Luminaria

Back in the mid- to late ‘90s the music landscaped was littered with hotshot blues-rock guitarists who, despite badass guit-chops and their otherwise best efforts,

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	The Manhattan Transfer: Vibrate

Björk has mentioned during interviews that part of her inspiration for her new, all-vocal album Medulla came from getting drunk and listening to Bobby

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	Lisa Loeb: The Way It Really Is

Lisa Loeb has been an overlooked artist for most of her recording career. After the meteoric rise of “Stay” from her first CD, Tails, Loeb

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	Down to Earth Approach: Another Intervention

Being sensitive, male and in a rock band has become very en vogue. Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, the Postal Service, and Modest Mouse

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23 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Dizzee Rascal: Showtime

The sophomore album is always a fascinating one, but especially when the artist’s debut release is one of the most highly praised albums of

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	Kate Campbell: The Portable Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell has been quite busy recently. The folk singer has opted to re-release material but with a different twist. The Portable Kate Campbell is

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

SCTV Network/90: Volume 1

These were smart people who figured out a way to make sketch comedy work in a 90-minute format.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

7th Heaven: The Complete First Season

7th Heaven is at once comforting for its predictability and 'niceness' and irritating for how poorly it reflects the world.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

What the #$*! Do We Know? (2004)

Cultural creatives share a worldview shaped by the social movements of the 1960s.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Casting Bill Nighy as a zombie -- or more accurately, a zombie to be -- may not be precisely innovative, but it's clever and wholly enjoyable.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Outfoxed (2004)

Outfoxed makes the case that Fox News is the video component of the Republican National Committee.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.

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I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

It's difficult to know what to do with hideous alien invaders who only want to be daddies.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

By subtly subverting our assumptions about the opposition of nature and technology, Oshii suggests that the two may not be so different after all.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Forgotten (2004)

In The Forgotten, the ethical terms are laid out: it's good to remember, fervently, and it's weak and bad to forget.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

First Daughter (2004)

These 'times' are somehow exponentially more dangerous, but no one refers to 9/11 or the Bush administration, apparently erased in this alternate non-reality.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

A Dirty Shame (2004)

While such a fantastic love-love-love, all-pleasure-all-the-time scenario hardly seems likely in our near future, A Dirty Shame remains hopeful and even sweet.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Carandiru (2003)

Carandiru is about how stories are told, what they mean to different listeners, how they create identities and communities.

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	Various Artists: 13 Ways to Live

Red House Records’ 13 Ways to Live is the latest addition to the seemingly endless onslaught of compilations (not to mention films and books) declaring an

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	Denny Zeitlin: Slickrock

Slickrock is apparently a classification of naturally occurring stone. Its surface is said to afford various exciting advantages for mountainbikers, two of whom seem to

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