Reviews

6 Feb 2006 // 2:00 PM

A State of Mind (2004)

Even without many personal freedoms, the Pak and Kim families find ways to express themselves.

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6 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

It's hard to look at the disease as anything but an allegory for AIDS.

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6 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

In Clowes' hands, the image of a boy peeping through a hole in the wall to leer at a girl in the shower is turned into something sweet and affecting.

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6 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Walkmen

New songs, old haunts, and an end to worry.

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Land of the Lost: The Complete Series

Gerrold understood that sci-fi was more than just weird looking places and strange monsters. It was about story, and characters, and audience identification.

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Eleanor Roosevelt (American Experience)

The documentary illustrates how she galvanized others and made common cause for women's rights and civil rights in particular.

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6 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Good Life by Jay McInerney

Television and history books have claimed the dry facts and the archival images of 11 September, but the perfect tone and human nature of this novel has captured the people, their emotions, and their stories.

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Field Notes: Color of Sunshine

An up and down record that alternately excites and disappoints.

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5 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thandiswa: Zabalaza

A honeyed solo debut from one of South Africa's well-loved female singers.

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Make a Rising: Rip Through the Hawk Black Night

Madly beautiful, beautifully mad music from this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Philly collective.

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Lilys: Everything Wrong Is Imaginary

This collection collects the guitar-driven, psychedelic world of Kurt Heasley and spews out one infectious, eclectic ditty after another.

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5 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll

Up-and-coming Brit producer says goodbye country, hello nightclub on an excellent, if overdue, debut album.

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Mississippi Heat: One Eye Open

Blues and Rhythm is alive and well, and anything B.B. King could do on guitar Pierre Lacocque can do on blues harmonica. A great night out you can have at home.

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5 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Mozez: So Still

If you've heard Zero 7, you should have something of an idea what to expect here: soft, languid and impeccably produced trip-hip laid underneath smooth-as-butter soul vocals.

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3 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Editors

Everyone needs an Editor. Even me...

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The Rough Guide Book of Playlists by Mark Ellingham

I would have included 'Bags' Groove' on my Miles list, 'A Case of You' over 'California' on my Joni list, made room for 'Man Out of Time' and 'Oliver's Army' on my Elvis Costello list, found a place for Rush and Buddy Holly.

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When a Stranger Calls (2006)

Tiffany arrives amid a loud windy rush (she might as well have 'Dead Meat' written on her forehead).

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2006)

The film controverts various theories of writing and reading, production and reception.

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The Go-Betweens: That Striped Sunlight Sound

The Go-Betweens go home to Brisbane to make a live DVD/CD record of the band and continue its phoenix like reemergence into a band that matters.

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2 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thea Gilmore: Loft Music

From Ramones to Jimmy Cliff, Thea Gilmore's covers are full of new life.

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