Reviews

6 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Low: In Europe [DVD]

Sebastian Schrade’s Low in Europe follows the Duluth, Minnesota trio Low on tour in Germany and England in late 2002 into 2003. The film is maybe

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	Tom Hingley and the Lovers: Abba Are the Enemy

Look! It's that guy from Inspiral Carpets! And those guys from the Fall! And they're making good ol' psychedelic garage-rock-pop? And they hate Abba? Groovy! Attitude and energy trump inconsistent songwriting on this snarling debut.

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	50 Foot Wave: Golden Ocean

As vital a punk rock record as you could hope for, 50 Foot Wave's Golden Ocean is as vast and powerful as the title would suggest.

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	Deana Carter: The Story of My Life

Pop country darling releases her first for an independent. Is the grass greener on the other side? Nope. Just as green.

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6 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	CMA: All Over

CMA returns with another Living Legend production, filled with trademark attitude, wit and observations, along with a name that film quote game.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

Downfall's preoccupation with a flesh-and-blood Hitler is central to its meditation on fanaticism.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004)

Rory rails against a society that is ultimately supportive of him. Instead, he should be rebelling against the screenplay, his more immediate handicap.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2005)

The image of the kids holding their noses suggests something about the state of Diesel's career, looking quite stalled.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Jacket (2005)

It's an apt description of how war, waged by the Organization for the Organized, works on its warriors, victims and heroes both.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Imaginary Heroes (2004)

Dan Harris's Imaginary Heroes keeps digging into Sandy's darkly-secreted past, producing revelations less surprising than wearisome.

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Gunner Palace (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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The soldiers' sense of dislocation is displayed by their disparate activities and the film's own aptly disjointed structure.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dear Frankie (2005)

Dear Frankie uses humor to acknowledge and, temporarily, transcend the fragility of human survival.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cursed (2004)

Jimmy's golden retriever Zipper bites him and is turned into a spazzy, poorly CGI-ed wolf-dog, capable of ripping their house to pieces.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

Utterly out of place, the Rock is the most convincing character in sight.

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	Various Artists: Putumayo Presents New Orleans

A fair enough sampler of music of a sort that's still being played in New Orleans.

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	Shivaree: Who’s Got Trouble?

Ultimately, Shivaree never quite transcends nostalgia for the older and unduly neglected pop-culture forms by which it's clearly inspired.

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	Suicide: A Way of Life / Why Be Blue?

SUICIDEWhy Be Blue?(Blast First/Mute)Rating: 5, bonus disc: 8US release date: 14 December 2004UK release date: 31 January 2005 by Dan Nishimoto suicide-wayoflife.jpg http://www.amazon

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	The Residents: Animal Lover

The Residents claim that their latest album was inspired by animal mating patterns. It isn't very sexy though.

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	The Layaways: We’ve Been Lost

Chiming guitars and an underlying current of melancholy propel the Layaways on their sophisticated sophomore effort.

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	Judas Priest: Angel of Retribution

Rob Halford's first Judas Priest album in 15 years marks a return to the band's classic early '80s sound.

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