Wednesday, April 6 2005
If you can ignore Yes's somewhat ridiculous stage habits, and the confetti, you'll find that this semi-recent live DVD shows that progressive rock, at its best, can atone for its sins.
Smile wide for the camera, Mr. MacGowan, and let the people see your pretty... oh, sweet merciful heavens...
Monday, April 4 2005
On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.
Thursday, March 31 2005
The Question of God presumes the answer to its titular 'question' to be yes.
Love the mullet or he'll kick your ass.
America's Next Top Model is intriguing, appealing, and grotesque, much like the fashion world itself.
The documentary reveals the profound relationship between the play and the cause.
Reds, blues, and purples slide along director Ji-woon Kim's canvas and it's impossible to look away, even when it's scary.
Over five hours, such ostensible fealty to the sprawling rhythms of daily life makes for a rigorous and occasionally maddening viewing experience.
Eroica presents a picture of a bifurcated country, ostensibly cowed, but still seething with recrimination and indignation.
In 2002, Seka is a nice sharp pin ready to pop the balloon of ballyhoo surrounding her mythology.
Visceral and at times brutal, it's a livid illustration of the effects of monotony and oppression on the spirit.
One of the most attractive aspects of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's style is his implicit trust in his audience's intelligence.
With the occasional exception of Shaquille O'Neal, the players here act like athletes, which is to say, badly.
Wednesday, March 30 2005
Soundz of Spirit is a documentary (and accompanying CD soundtrack) that explores the 'creative process' and 'spirituality' in hip-hop. First-time filmmaker Joslyn Rose Lyons pieces together dope beats, ill rhymes, sick moves, and some deep thoughts. However, is the God in one enough to move the God in another?"
Wednesday, March 23 2005
Mesmerizingly played by Daniel Benzali, Ted respects the law but understands that the courthouse is just one of its venues.
Embracing NASCAR, stunt driving, and short shorts, the series had such a good time being ridiculous that it was often fun to tag along.
As much as he ostensibly seems to be in denial about it, Saint-Laurent did bring a new level of aesthetic consciousness to segments of the consumer market where it hadn't before been.
Strangers When We Meet is a melodramatic tale of extramarital unhappiness amongst fast-track suburbanites.