Reviews

30 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Lilith (1964)

It's tempting to read this mental-institution drama as some kind of political allegory.

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30 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Vol. 01 (2004)

What is consistent from episode to episode (besides the characters) is a multi-faceted investigation of the relationship between humans and machines.

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The Girl Next Door: Unrated Version (2004)

The film begins by introducing just how hard it is to be in high school -- a good and difficult thing for adults to remember.

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29 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Yes: YESSPEAK DVD

How can anyone but the most hard-hearted cynic hate Yes?"

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	Doc and Merle Watson: Sittin’ Here Pickin’ the Blues

Doc Watson has one of those baritones that sound so easy and natural. His phrasing and the way he easily brings forward the emotional center

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	Angela McCluskey: The Things We Do

Angela McCluskey, now known for that “Breathe” commercial for Mitsubishi with Telepopmusik, recently opened up a string of dates for Neil and Tim Finn in

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	Drive-By Truckers: The Dirty South

Watching Martin Scorsese’s 1978 film The Last Waltz on DVD, the sadness is inescapable. When you see the 1978 film, which documents The Band’s final

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	Carbon Leaf: Indian Summer

If you’re familiar with Richmond, Virginia’s Carbon Leaf and their albums spanning back to 1995, then you’re probably aware of their tours with

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29 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Comets on Fire: Blue Cathedral

The press release concerning Blue Cathedral, the latest release from Comets on Fire, refers to the band as the “flag bearers of modern psychedelia”, but

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29 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Buffseeds: The Picture Show

Listening to The Picture Show, the debut disc from British quartet the Buffseeds, proved something of a surreal experience for my wife and me. We

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SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

Today's so-called 'family entertainment' will go to pathetic exploitative depths to make a buck.

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27 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

To lack political power -- as Robert Kane Pappas submits the American people at large do, living in a post-democratic society where the media function in collusion with government -- is also to lack the ability to prove.

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27 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Mean Creek (2003)

The crisis doesn't produce good and bad behaviors, so much as it challenges such moralistic definitions, exploring the pressures that lead to kids' seeming deviance.

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27 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Had it been released five years ago, Hero's point might have seemed anachronistic, but today, it's hard to ignore its resonance with world events.

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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Father Merrin, action hero. Who could have imagined it?"

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

There's some odd cosmic poetry in the fact that Dwight Little, director of Anacondas, also directed Free Willy 2.

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27 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Alien vs. Predator (2004)

King of the video game movies, director Paul W.S. Anderson continues to meet and resist expectations with his latest, Alien vs. Predator.

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26 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: Warped Tour 2004 Compilation

Anyone who thought that the ill-fated monstrosity Woodstock ‘99 signaled the death of the ‘90s as surely as Altamont shuttered the ‘60s hasn’t been paying

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	Triple Seis: Only Time’ll Tell

There are many reasons to love this album by New York rapper Triple Seis. Here, we list those reasons. There will also be occasional asides

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	The Meat Purveyors: Pain by Numbers

Humor and music, for some, may be chocolate and peanut butter (or hazelnut, for our European friends). For most of us though, it’s chocolate

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