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Monday, January 10 2005

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Made in 1929, Un Chien Andalou is based on the exchange of 'dreams' between two young Spanish artists.


Anchorman—The Legend of Ron Burgundy Giftset (2004)

Will Ferrell's comedy is escapism as abstract art, a breathless retreat into the frenetic headspace of a 12-year-old boy.


Sunday, January 9 2005

Jimi Hendrix: Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight [CD + DVD]

As he had so masterfully done at Monterey and Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix engulfed Isle of Wight festival goers in a brilliant sea of cosmic sights and sounds. No one could have imagined that the 1970 concert would be the Voodoo Chile's last hurrah.


Tuesday, January 4 2005

Steve Earle: Live From Austin TX [CD and DVD]

Clean and sober, Earle's prolific string of seven albums in nine years has been nothing short of masterful. It has also usurped the first half of his career: Earle, formerly competent songwriter, now makes sonically adventurous records with political and social conscience.


Monday, January 3 2005

Rocked with Gina Gershon (2004): Gina Gershon

Gina Gershon's made quite a name for herself as a B-movie actress.


Reba: The Complete First Season

Reba happily infuses the character 'Reba Hart' with the star's own perkiness and sweet spirit.


The 4400: The Complete First Season

The 4400 intimates that most of the returnees' integration problems boil down to fear approximating a post-9/11 'dread of difference'.


Boy Meets World: The Complete Second Season

How did Boy Meets World manage to stay on the air for seven years?.


Wild at Heart: Special Edition (1990)

'The most rewarding thing about working with David,' says cinematographer Frederick Elmes, 'is helping him see the vision through.'"


How to Steal a Million (1966)

When Simon enters the picture, it doesn't take much (a few batted eyelashes and Audrey Hepburn in a nightie) for him to overlook her father's crimes.


Sunday, January 2 2005

Snow Patrol: Live at Somerset House: August 8th 2004 [DVD]

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Tuesday, December 28 2004

The Simpsons Christmas 2

The Simpsons has flown below the radar, with the freedom of a cult show and the luxuries of a mass audience.


Home Movies, Season One

The animation serves one of the most impressive aspects of the show's first season: the fact that it was largely improvised.


Nói albinói (Noi the Albino) (2003)

The desolate comedy made by this group of not-strictly professionals is extraordinary, in large part because, as Kári says, it asks viewers to 'use their own imaginations'.


Luther (2003)

This is the type of movie you can imagine history teachers embracing, on account of the facile and accessible way it tackles the subject matter.


Garden State (2004)

Natalie Portman brings to this sad, strange, vibrant girl her own remarkable, brilliant energy.


Animal Farm (1954)

I'd love to know what Orwell thought of this re-appropriation, if he felt the themes and intent were bastardized, if the CIA thing got his blood hot.


Monday, December 27 2004

Various Artists: Homesick Vol. 1 [DVD]

It brings together 13 videos from across the pop-punk and hardcore spectrum into one collection.


George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 [DVD]

Harrison fans will certainly find enjoyment in watching this DVD, but knowing that it could've been so much more without a great deal more effort... that's just downright depressing.


Wednesday, December 22 2004

Stander (2003)

Reasoning that 'a white man can get away with anything today,' Stander sets out to distract the police as well as show up their prejudice.


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