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The Critic: The Complete Series

Jon Lovitz's alter ego allows for his two biggest strengths as a performer: sarcasm and ironic overacting.

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Brooklyn South: The Complete Series

The first episode features the sort of graphic violence one would expect to see in an R-rated film.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Edward Dmytryk makes fine use of the French Quarter's Byzantine ironwork, its shadowy foyers, and the Escher-like twists of its courtyards and balconies.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spellbound (2002)

Failure is always just one letter away.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

My Life Without Me (2003)

Her capacity for intense focus, as Polley observes, makes Ann seem unusual, 'incredibly efficient and practical'.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Missing

At the first moment you see Maggie (Cate Blanchett) on screen in Ron Howard's The Missing, you know this is one of those Cate Blanchett tough-girl projects.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation one-ups its peers with better music, prettier shots, and a more charismatic lead, but its racism is all the more insidious for being wrapped in a pleasing package.

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

The most impressive extra on the DVD of The Fighting Temptations is a selection of 'extended music numbers'.

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Death: A Love Story (1999)

Le Brun's voiceover catalogues her own reactions: anger at the doctors' indifference, frustration, and at last, acceptance.

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22 Feb 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Like Young: Art Contest

If the White Stripes were actually as bloody amazing as so many people think they are, they’d be the Like Young. Talk about just

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	Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming

Jonny Lang first came to prominence in 1997 at age 15 as part of a crop of ubiquitous young blues guitarists. His first album, Lie to Me

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	Lamb: Between Darkness and Wonder

Ever since their 1997 debut, Manchester duo Lamb have been enthralling listeners with their inventive take on drum ‘n’ bass and trip hop, combining the programming

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22 Feb 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Honeyrider: All Systems Go!

Who the hell is Honeyrider? Yes, I’m sure there are people out there in the know. Lots of hipster listeners (or maybe just a

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	Campfire Girls: Tell Them Hi

The rise and fall and rise of L.A. rockers the Campfire Girls would be the stuff of cheesy melodrama if it weren’t incredibly

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22 Feb 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Camera Obscura: Under Achievers Please Try Harder

Camera Obscura are a six-piece Scottish collective that falls somewhere between early Belle and Sebastian and modern-day Trembling Blue Stars. Being that their sound and

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22 Feb 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jeff Bradshaw: Bone Deep

Jazz artists have long fancied artistic innovation over mainstream acceptance. Musicians like Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock, and the late Herbie Mann met with commercial recognition

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	Chromatics: Plaster Hounds

When Liars dropped They Were Wrong So We Drowned earlier this year, the white-belted dance punks who grooved to They Threw Us All in a

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	Challenger: Give People What They Want in Lethal Doses

OK, so I’ve got this half-formed essay/rant/diatribe floating around in my head criticizing twentysomethings’ (and thereabouts) tendency to let the music of

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	Willard Grant Conspiracy: Regard the End

The Willard Grant Conspiracy have recently done a bit of experimentation but some not of their own choosing. After doing a collaboration with Telefunk that

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12 Feb 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Twista: Kamikaze

When this record debuted on the Billboard Album Charts at #1, I think everyone was pretty damned surprised. Twista? Hell, his last album dropped like five

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