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Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (Expanded Edition)

Long eclipsed by the works of many country contemporaries, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge's first album, Full Moon, gets a new look.

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Ranking the Performances: The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

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Same Old Song: Tributes to Kris Kristofferson

There are at least four various artists tribute albums to Kris Kristofferson, all released in the last 11 years. Why him? Is it about the songwriter or the songs? The musicians or the listeners? The present or the past? The albums themselves might provide the answers.

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Kris Kristofferson: Feeling Mortal

One of the greatest country and western singer-songwriters of the last half-century returns with a startling reminder of just how affecting his music can be.

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Everybody Was Right About ‘Heaven’s Gate’

There is arguably no more true complexity of thought to Michael Cimino’s script than there is to Lawrence Kasdan’s for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Various Artists: Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and poet Mary Karr collaborate on a moving exploration of different kinds of kinship.

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'Trouble in Mind': Noir Turned Inside Out

Alan Rudolph's re-released 1985 neo-noir reinvented the genre by incorporating humor and levity on top of the social criticism.

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Deer Tick: The Black Dirt Sessions

Deer Tick is far too talented to keep settling on making album rock for waking up cotton-mouthed in the back of a pick-up truck.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

Death and all of its strange highways and byways, is one of the central preoccupations in Wurlitzer’s revisionist frontier saga.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

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Elvis: Return to Tupelo

Before Memphis and the world made him king, Tupelo made him Elvis.

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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.

Brian Holcomb
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Misc. Artists: Outlaw Country: Live From Austin, TX [DVD]

The effort to share music with fellow travelers and the appreciative Austin audience is a key part of that painful, uncertain effort to reach insight and express meaning through the music.

Leigh H. Edwards
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Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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Kris Kristofferson: This Old Road

Kris Kristofferson is back writing and performing his own songs again, God bless him. But until he restores his lyrical palate completely to its expansive B.A. (before acting) state, he still won't be entirely all the way back.

Dan MacIntosh
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Though Ben is gruff and finds it difficult to cuddle up with his adorable daughter, the movie gives him good (or least movie-like) reason.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Jacket (2005)

Jack's experience fragments so radically and time turns so out of joint that you might think he's insane, as do his white-coated doctors.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Blade: Trinity: Unrated Version (2004)

All this stuff only emphasizes that the film is a mighty endeavor and the kids trained long and hard.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Jacket (2005)

It's an apt description of how war, waged by the Organization for the Organized, works on its warriors, victims and heroes both.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Silver City (2004)

Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blade (Wesley Snipes) looks tired. I mean, weary. He's been fighting vampires for three films now, and it shows.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Silver City (2004)

It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Blade II (2002)

The Daywalker has his own agenda, still fever-dreaming and raging, but changed too.

Cynthia Fuchs
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