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Monday, August 23 2004

The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)

Leigh Bowery played to his audience's sense of independence, using the 1980s social shift away from punkish DIY to outrageous opulence.


Garage Days (2004)

Garage Days chronicles the adventures of a struggling young Sydney band as they try desperately to land that ever-elusive first paying gig.


Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex ‘N’ Drugs ‘N’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood: Denni

While Scorsese, Spielberg, and Coppola have become legends, they have also become what they once rebelled against: the system.


Candyman: Special Edition (1992)

Kasi Lemmons says, 'The Candyman is born of extreme racism against him.'"


Sunday, August 22 2004

DKT-MC5: Sonic Revolution - A Celebration of the MC5 [DVD]

Of the many words that could describe the MC5's legacy, controversy would be prominently displayed on the list.


Monday, August 9 2004

Predator: Collector’s Edition (1987)

Taut and relentless, Predator pares down, stage by stage.


The Prince & Me (2004)

'The truth is,' says Martha Coolidge, 'we all have to take care of ourselves before we do anything else.'"


The Princess Diaries: Special Edition (2001)

'You know, sometimes you use a relative,' says Garry Marshall. 'I heard that nepotism is legal, so I made it an art form.'"


Millennium Mambo (2003)

A filmmaker fixated on the continuing past, Hou has become the foremost chronicler of our mortality.


Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

In her discernible contempt, Elle stands in some opposition to Beatrix, whose ferocity is less mean than resolute.


Hidalgo (2004)

'Being out in the middle of the Arabian desert,' says Mortensen, 'you could easily imagine what it must have been like.'"


Tuesday, August 3 2004

13 Going on 30 (2004)

Jennifer Garner embodies a joy that's all too rare on recent movie screens, in adults or kids.


Secret Window (2004)

'Johnny's look,' says director David Koepp, 'mostly came from Johnny'.


RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.


The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.


The Flower of Evil (La Fleur Du Mal) (2003)

Claude Chabrol keeps the forces that threaten to tear the family asunder, for the most part, submerged.


Monday, July 26 2004

Star Trek: Voyager, Season Three

Kate Mulgrew's Janeway is a true TV original, probably one of the strongest women ever to exist on the small screen.


Playmakers: The Complete Series

Much as creator John Eisendrath asserts that sports is 'colorblind,' Playmakers reveals the many ways that race creates bonds and divisions, expectations and loyalties.


Homicide Life on the Street: The Complete Season 4

Unlike most TV fare, especially cop shows, Homicide concerns itself with details and asides that don't always come together into thematic wholes.


Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season

Lorelai is written to challenge as well as entertain, her dialogue filled with pop culture references delivered at top speed.


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