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Thursday, May 29 2003

The Band: Music From Big Pink [DVD Audio]

The Band were a group that turned a musical corner for everyone, influencing a generation of musicians in the process.


Wednesday, May 28 2003

Dark Angel: The Complete First Season

Max was like, queen of the one-liners; what you wish you could think of, she would say.


The White Sheik (1952)

The fusion of the real and the imaginary is at the center of Fellini's first and one of his most underrated films, The White Sheik.


Nevada Smith (1966)

Walking away from violence, especially in a film set in the violent old West, delivers a powerful message.


My Life As a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985)

The best tales about growing up incorporate the anxieties of childhood.


Led Zeppelin DVD (2003)

Seems to be another way that the band is thanking its fans.


Antwone Fisher (2002)

'I wasn't concerned with whether or not the audience liked Antwone at first.'"


Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.


Monday, May 12 2003

Dawson’s Creek: The Complete First Season

Dawson Leery is not what you'd call a headlong rusher.


Psych-Out / The Trip (1967/1968)

In Haight-Ashbury, Jenny's only clue to her lost brother's whereabouts is a postcard that reads, 'God is alive and well in a sugar cube.'"


Lockdown (2000)

The trouble that accompanies them is not of their own making -- it's a function of being young, black, 'in the wrong place' by definition.


The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum) (1975)

Oddly, the film's attack on bourgeois morality is itself a form of bourgeois morality.


Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

It is, quite simply, the Hollywood Western in full flower, with all the nostalgia and sins of commission and omission that that implies.


Monday, May 5 2003

Married With Children, Volume 1: The Most Outrageous Episodes

Married With Children is smart as hell, its writers are sharper than a set of Ginsu knives, and its actors have impeccable timing.


Drumline (2002)

Throughout his smart and entertaining commentary for Fox's DVD release, Charles Stone III underscores not only his intentions, but also his full-on affection for his subjects.


Monday, April 28 2003

Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

So self-indulgent, so over the top, so gay. We loved it.


Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2002)

'They see a schlub like me get lucky,' Ron Jeremy explains. 'There's hope for everyone else.'"


Darkness Falls (2003)

Sets a new bar for lack of logic.


Biggie & Tupac (2002)

This is Broomfield's great insight, worth repeating in all his films: truth is messy and unstable, truth is self-serving.


Tuesday, April 22 2003

R.E.M.: Document [DVD Audio]

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