Reviews

12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

13 Moons (2002)

In this world of unbelievable coincidences, Karma battles fate for the destiny of all involved.

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Never Die Alone (2004)

'I look older in person than I come across on film,' observes DMX while watching himself in Never Die Alone.

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The Manchurian Candidate: Special Edition (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Heartburn (1986)

In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Dreamers (2003)

'At the beginning, says Bertolucci,' the characters are a bit unshaped, and day after day, you can see them becoming something new, something that didn't exist before.

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Cold Mountain: Collector’s Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

'It seemed like a microcosm of life,' says Jackie Kallen of boxing.

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DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Celestial Mechanix: The Blue Series Mastermix

Electronic music is the music of possibility, the event horizon wherein sound can be crushed into an infinite variety of malleable and endlessly elastic portions.

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues [DVD]

Legends don’t look like legends when they’re being made…. They’re just folks. —Former Hank Williams band mate Don Helms When the lord

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Like Young: So Serious

When is it appropriate to refer to the “roots” of a genre? If contemporary “roots rock” refers to rock music of the ‘60s and ‘70s,

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	D12: World

Rap groups with more than two members are a musical crapshoot. All of the music multi-member groups produce and release might be stellar, ready-made classics,

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	Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething

Maybe I should pay more attention. I initially thought that this Jamie Cullum fellow was a decent enough musician, if a rather blatant attempt to

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Larry Coryell: Tricycles

Larry Coryell is one of those rock and roll legends that most people under 35 have never heard of. A pioneer in the genres of jazz

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	Charles Caldwell: Remember Me

It would be easy to ignore anyone who suggested that Charles Caldwell’s life wasn’t an embodiment of the blues. He was born poor

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Camping: Suburban Shore

Here’s a hypothetical conversation between an A&R person and a recording label boss:A&R Person: “Hey, you’ve gotta hear

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Leroy Carr: The Best of Leroy Carr

Arriving only a year or so late, we have this new two disc Leroy Carr compilation not in time for last year’s Congress-designated Year

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11 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Atreyu: The Curse

Screamo might be one of the dumbest names for a musical subgenre this side of “microhouse”, but you simply cannot deny its appeal right now,

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They Might Be Giants: The Spine

Twenty odd years on, the Two Johns are as vibrant as ever, and after having carved their own niche in music history, The Spine is bold for playing in the sandbox with TMBG’s contemporaries rather than staying safely in the room they’ve created for themselves.

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8 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Matt Pond PA: Emblems

Matt Pond is a wealth of late night truisms. Emblems, the new release by the band that bears his name—Matt Pond PA—lushly documents

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