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Thursday, January 23 2003

Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (1946)

Focuses on the disintegration of a friendship between two Italian youths who fall victim to the state's juvenile detention system.


Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2002)

Even though Sam Phillips recorded many black artists, there are hardly any, aside from Thomas, to be found in the film.


Tuesday, January 21 2003

ABBA: The Definitive Collection [DVD]

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Friday, January 17 2003

Invaders From Mars (1953)

We don't know what's out there, but we're pretty sure it isn't up to any good.


Thursday, January 9 2003

Miles Davis: The Miles Davis Story [DVD]

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Trapped (2002)

Scary as this sounds -- Courtney Love channeling Claire Standish or Andie Walsh -- it might explain a few things about what was going on in Trapped.


The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) - PopMatters Film Review )

Lotte Reiniger used film to... investigate the connections between past and present traditions.


Thursday, December 19 2002

Don’s Plum (1995)

And so the clichés begin.


Tuesday, December 10 2002

Two Women (1998)

Tahmineh Milani charts the tragedy of stunted aspiration and the social subjugation faced by female participants.


Sunshine State (2002)

If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.


The Rocking Horse Winner (1950)

The fascination of British filmmakers with the visually dynamic even occurs in films that seem concerned with quotidian subject matter.


Monday, December 9 2002

Tesla: Time’s Makin’ Changes: Videos & More

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Thursday, December 5 2002

Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue [2 CD + 1 DVD]

In the fall of 1975, the thirtysomething Dylan felt he had to challenge himself, as well as have some fun with his friends at the same time, and that feeling is palpable on this album. After 27 long years, we can finally properly hear the Master in his finest hour, and what a thrill it is.


Sunday, November 3 2002

Two Friends (1986)

A poignant expression of a friendship past exhaustion.


Forbidden Relations (1982)

Forbidden Relations reminds us that empathy and aesthetics can be synonymous.


The Collector (1965)

The claustrophobic dramatization of the troubling encounter between a quiet sociopath and the woman he has confined in his ornate basement.


Friday, October 18 2002

The Road to Wellville (1994)

Contrary to Kellogg's message, self-denial is ultimately the disease, not the cure.


Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

It's ironic and wholly predictable that Keyhoe's protest against government and military censorship was, in fact, censored in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.


The Big Picture (1989)

'I don't know you, I don't know your work, but I think you're very talented.'"


Thursday, October 10 2002

The Meaning of Life? Ask the Mole-Rat in ‘Fast, Cheap & Out of Control’

Ask the mole rat about the egomaniacal pursuit of what some in the military call 'command and control'.


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