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Man in Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

By an almost unbearable fluke of timing, the start of Michael Jackson's trial coincides with the start of 2005's Black History Month.

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7 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Voyage in Time (1983)

Voyage in Time, a one-hour television film, snatches a fragment of Tarkovsky's working life.

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Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du loup) (2002)

In Michael Haneke's version of the end of the world, things are different.

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A New Kind of Love (1963)

The film offers up a timeless double standard: a man who has many sexual partners is considered masculine, but a woman with multiple partners is a slut.

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7 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Neil Gaiman’s A Short Film About John Bolton (2003)

The affection Neil Gaiman shows for Marcus indicates that he doesn't hate critics, just what we represent: an ethos of inept misinterpretation aimed at elevating the academic over the visceral.

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How to Draw a Bunny (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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We feel a dogged incompletion, as if Ray Johnson's career was a massive joke awaiting one final punch line.

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7 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Harvest (1993)

David Marconi's screenplay is redeemed by its interest in messing with our minds rather than trotting out the requisite local color and visual shortcuts.

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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

The film's primary appeal is the bizarre turn by Noel Coward as Wilson (one of several 'eccentrics' the film trots out to otherize London even as it pathologizes at least one of the yanks).

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	We Versus the Shark: Ruin Everything!

This is where I say math rock meets pop meets noise meets improv, etc, but it would take too long.

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	The Chris Stamey Experience: A Question of Temperature

One of the founding fathers of indie rock shows he can teach the kids a thing or two.

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	Mix Master Mike: Bangzilla

It’s difficult to come up with a serious discussion of a major turntablist release without asking the question of whether turntablism is art. It’

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6 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Mutts: The Mutts [EP]

Sounding more like Detroit circa 1970 than their native Brighton, UK, the Mutts bare their teeth with a strong teaser EP of trashy rock.

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6 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Laibach: Anthems

Laibach do not lay back with this rather strong compilation of industrial-cum-techno anthems and remixes.

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	Sylvie Lewis: Tangos & Tantrums

Right. Hands up, all of you who enjoy and appreciate the likes of Diana Krall and Norah Jones, but wish the former would get back

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	Nanci Griffith: Hearts in Mind

Nanci Griffith's latest album is yet another alt-country take on war. Rather than railing against politicians or ideologies, however, Griffith wanders through the confusion and emptiness experienced by those left behind.

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4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Wedding Date (2005)

More unnerving, he treats her to a front-and-center look at his penis, fresh out of the shower.

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4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004)

Nobody Knows honors the innocence of childhood, even as it slips away.

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996)

The film presents an idiosyncratic vision of Fanon's lifelong struggle, as a colonized subject seeking freedom of thought and identity.

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4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Boogeyman (2005)

Tim's flashbacks ram through his consciousness and onto the movie screen with a sort of car-crash effect.

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	These Arms Are Snakes: Oxeneers / The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home

Indecision turns interesting compositions into over-produced tracks that are weighed down by too many competing idea.

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