Reviews

8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Far Cry

Far Cry was designed not just to look good; it actually aspires to beauty. Taking advantage of the technology to display more than the grotesque is a bit of a startling shift for the genre.

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DVision: Contraband

While DVision isn't exactly a news source, it's surely enlightening and brings many political issues to the table.

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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

What emerges here is a painfully generic potboiler briefly masquerading as softcore porn.

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The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

7 Days in September (2003)

'I wasn't thinking about making a film,' says one documentary filmmaker. 'I just happened to be there and it was history in the making.'"

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2004)

If the film may not reveal all the tenets of the religion's philosophy, it provides a sensory experience of Buddhist principle and wisdom.

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Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition (2002)

Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Ladykillers (2004)

Pious, earnest, and broadly drawn, Marva is the first black character in a Coen brothers movie to occupy center stage.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Affleck and Smith talk lots about shooting details and feelings about their chosen fields, their mutual esteem and affection audible.

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6 Sep 2004 // 3:00 PM

	Various Artists: Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll [DVD]

American rock ‘n’ roll suffers from a sad paradox. The very thing that made it great unto immortality when it first exploded into the world—

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	Medeski Martin and Wood: End of the World Party (Just in Case)

Medeski Martin and Wood have long occupied their own musical space. Taking as their original starting point the basic jazz organ trio and gradually adding

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	Bill Janovitz & Crown Victoria: Fireworks on TV!

It’s been 10 years since Buffalo Tom made its bid for some semblance of mainstream notoriety with Big Red Letter Day. Sadly, the band never

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6 Sep 2004 // 3:00 PM

	John Cale: HoboSapiens

What to make of poor John Cale? A man who might otherwise be cherished as a restless and fearless underground artist seems damned to be

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

While forcefully shattering the architecture of the superhero comic, each author has, in their most famous pieces, lovingly preserved the foundation from which to build upon.

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

He tells simple stories in a way that is perfectly suited to the medium of sequential, illustrated narrative, known more commonly as 'the comic book'.

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

If you are tired of too much reality in your life and enjoy unique characterization, classic tales and rich artwork, this is one for you to pick up.

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

There are no heroes, no imagination, just characters and franchises; wonders are reduced to theme parks; everything is flattened in order to be sold.

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1 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

As long as you go into it knowing that the end drops like an axe, it's a lot of fun.

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Steve Earle: The Revolution Starts… Now

The release of this record two and a half months before we have to enter the voting booths should offer solace and inspiration to those ready to act.

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The Zombies: Odessey & Oracle

Odessey & Oracle is the weekly record, a compiling of sentiment that’s comfortable enough for anytime, be it free weekend space or during mundane cubicle labor.

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