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Principled Pleasure: Janet Jackson's 'Control' at 30 Still Commands Respect

A masterpiece of self worth-themed contextual pop proves our idiocy for downgrade shaming her to the status of "wardrobe malfunction".

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

Anton Cobijn's movie biopic has triggered the largest revival of interest in Joy Division in nearly a decade.

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Control

What could have easily ended up as a humorless exercise in hipster excess turns out warm and snappy.

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Control

Despite occasional strange and impossibly intimate reveries, the film lapses frequently into biopickish shorthand.

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Brandtson: Hello, Control

At its core, it's a run-of-the-mill Brandtson record, but it's presented with such wide-eyed techno wonder you can't help but feel it creep into your skin a little more than it should.

Evan Sawdey
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