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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

During his youth, Ernesto Guevara was inquisitive, a gentle medical student in search of understanding and full of empathy.

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1 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Last Life in the Universe (2003)

The soothing, rhythmic drone of language instruction tapes -- speech out of context -- becomes a symbolic soundtrack for Noi and Kenji's relationship.

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1 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ladder 49 (2004)

Sentimental and surprisingly uncomplicated, Ladder 49 seems a disservice to the very folks it wants to extol.

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1 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Albert is again faced with basic questions: Are we really 'all connected'? How can 'everything be the same even if it's different'?"

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Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004)

While Going Upriver is another pro-Kerry documentary, it is also, more importantly, a record of the VVAW's arduous, impassioned work during that difficult time.

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1 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dig! (2004)

The film is less effective at conveying the genius of Anton Newcombe than the madness, possibly because the latter only requires a camera and Anton himself.

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	Therion: Lemuria/Sirius B

Although they initially seem like completely different forms of music, classical and heavy metal have always fit together on record rather well. Going back to

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	7L & Esoteric: DC2: Bars of Death

In the interests of journalistic integrity I should point out that I really wanted to hate on this CD, and here’s why: last year

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	The Snake The Cross The Crown: Mander Salis

I’m just going to go ahead and apologize in advance to The Snake The Cross The Crown and the band’s PR reps. All

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30 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Mark Mallman: Mr. Serious

It’s hard to know exactly what to make of Minneapolis’ Mark Mallman. One gets the sense just from hearing his fake (or serendipitous) last

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	Herbie Mann and Phil Woods: Beyond Brooklyn

In 1951, Herbie Mann and Phil Woods played together for the first time, at a Brooklyn club called Tony’s Bar. Surprisingly, given the similar trajectories

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30 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Liars Academy: Demons

Normally, we writers like to throw in some hook early on in a piece to make sure that we’ve got as many readers as

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30 Sep 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Dalminjo: Fjord Fusioneer

Dalminjo is the brainchild of Ole Roar Granli, a Norwegian producer who has previously recorded under the name ORG Lounge. There has been a flood

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	The Delgados: Universal Audio

There are British bands that make their mark with grandiose rock songs. There are then some British bands who have a cult following and are

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	Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Delivery Man

Elvis Costello has awoken a sleeping beast. Or rather, it has awoken him. It’s happening at Mississippi’s Sweet Tea recording studio, with Costello

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	Various Artists: Greece: A Musical Odyssey

When most people think of Greek music, they envision a long sandy beach overlooking the turquoise Mediterranean, and men dancing in a line with their

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	Various Artists: Channel 3: A Compilation of Output Recordings

There are few true wide-eyed Svengalis left in the world of electronic music; blindly optimistic pioneers who forge ahead with eternal hope in dance music

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	White Mud Free Way: Last Year’s Junk

This is something of an odd little curio, an eclectic musical confection that defies easy categorization. At the bedrock it sounds like it might be

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	The Wailin’ Jennys: 40 Days

I’ll be the first to admit, I love iced coffee drinks, over-stuffed minivan seats, and cats. I love cats. However, this is not the

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	Kevin Tihista’s Red Terror: Wake Up Captain

While I would maintain that there’s never truly been a shortage of singer-songwriters working in the music industry, it’s certainly apparent that mainstream

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