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	Shane MacGowan & the Popes: Live at Montreux 1995 [DVD]

Smile wide for the camera, Mr. MacGowan, and let the people see your pretty... oh, sweet merciful heavens...

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6 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Diana Krall: Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival [DVD]

It’s always been easy to be skeptical of Diana Krall, but the reasons to be skeptical keep evolving over the course of her career.

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4 Apr 2005 // 3:00 PM

Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

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The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C. S. Lewis, with Dr. Armand Nicholi

The Question of God presumes the answer to its titular 'question' to be yes.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season 1

Love the mullet or he'll kick your ass.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

America’s Next Top Model: Cycle One

America's Next Top Model is intriguing, appealing, and grotesque, much like the fashion world itself.

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V-Day - Until the Violence Stops (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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The documentary reveals the profound relationship between the play and the cause.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Reds, blues, and purples slide along director Ji-woon Kim's canvas and it's impossible to look away, even when it's scary.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Spiritual Voices (1995)

Over five hours, such ostensible fealty to the sprawling rhythms of daily life makes for a rigorous and occasionally maddening viewing experience.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Eroica (1957)

Eroica presents a picture of a bifurcated country, ostensibly cowed, but still seething with recrimination and indignation.

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Desperately Seeking Seka (2002)

In 2002, Seka is a nice sharp pin ready to pop the balloon of ballyhoo surrounding her mythology.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Confession (Povinnost) (1998)

Visceral and at times brutal, it's a livid illustration of the effects of monotony and oppression on the spirit.

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Bright Future (Akarui mirai) (2003)

One of the most attractive aspects of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's style is his implicit trust in his audience's intelligence.

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blue Chips (1994)

With the occasional exception of Shaquille O'Neal, the players here act like athletes, which is to say, badly.

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	Various Artists: Soundz of Spirit [DVD]

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?"

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Murder One: Season One

Mesmerizingly played by Daniel Benzali, Ted respects the law but understands that the courthouse is just one of its venues.

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The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete First Season

Embracing NASCAR, stunt driving, and short shorts, the series had such a good time being ridiculous that it was often fun to tag along.

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Yves Saint-Laurent: His Life and Times (2004)

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.

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Strangers When We Meet (1960/2005)

Strangers When We Meet is a melodramatic tale of extramarital unhappiness amongst fast-track suburbanites.

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23 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Purple Butterfly (2003)

It occasionally echoes the softer version of Casablanca, another film whose fatalistic interpretation of love is set among war-torn circumstances.

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