Reviews

13 Feb 2006 // 2:00 PM

Lie With Me (2006)

Like the novella by Tamara Faith Berger on which it's based, Lie With Me blurs the boundaries between pornography and art.

READ more

13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wood and Cloonan tell the stories of punk and emo kids, people living on the fringes of society and who aren't terribly worried about being let in.

READ more

13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deerhoof

In the wake of the shark-fighting cowboys, the animal doth emerge...

READ more

13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Deerhoof

Shin Splints, Arachnogasmic Musicals, and a regrettable lack of hooves.

READ more

13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trick My Truck

A make-over show for Mac trucks is a stellar concept. Too bad CMT went for the good old boy instead of the gearhead.

READ more
Significant Others: The Complete Series

We see them from the point of view of an unseen, unheard therapist. Here, the series invites us to be Dr. Phil.

READ more
The Blitz: London’s Longest Night

The Blitz offers more 'human drama' than something you might find on the History Channel, and will also satisfy military buffs.

READ more

13 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Utterly Monkey by Nick Laird

The unexploded bomb is a perfect metaphor for Utterly Monkey.

READ more
The Beatings: Holding on to Hand Grenades

Boston's art punks conjure up the ghost of that city's '80s college rock heyday

READ more

12 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Music critic tries to branch out with his own music and turns musician. Can it be? Yes, and it can be good too.

READ more
Cloak-N-Dagga: Def Con Zero

As Canibus continues to fight a losing battle with his own skills, he brings Phoenix Orion on board to form Cloak-N-Dagga, rap's newest dynamic duo.

READ more

Kings of Damnation leaves you to contemplate what a serious talent Zakk Wylde really is.

READ more
New Radiant Storm King: The Steady Hand

Western Massachusetts indie rock vets make good on a long awaited return to aluminum.

READ more

Live mandolins duel across the whole musical spectrum.

READ more

The Celluloid Years collects rare hip-hop nuggets from the '80s and charts the intersection of hip-hop beats and Bill Laswell.

READ more

12 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ryoji Ikeda: Dataplex

Instead of a modern studio, one imagines the tracks on Dataplex having been constructed inside an industrial cleanroom of the same type that manufactures microprocessors and semiconductors.

READ more

The pairing of the best artist in the business with the author of some of the best Batman stories ever had created what DC needed for its new line -- excitement.

READ more
BIG DAY OUT featuring the White Stripes, the Stooges, the Mars Volta, Franz Ferdinand, and Wolfmothe

Our intrepid Aussie braves the summer heat (and the Mt Everest of festival queues) to bring you the Big word from down-under.

READ more
Voices of Civil Rights (2006)

These programs would serve the cause of social justice more effectively by reminding viewers that the civil rights movement is not awaiting its finishing touches, as they suggest; instead, its moribund body is awaiting resuscitation at the hands of a compassionate public.

READ more

10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lars Von Trier resists few opportunities to deride the capitalist system that breeds a permanent underclass of wage slaves.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

The More I Have, the Less I Play

// Moving Pixels

"Choice in media sometimes doesn't lead to freedom, just paralysis.

READ the article