February 2002 Archives

Amnesiac, Radiohead

Amnesiac by Radiohead (Review)

Perhaps Radiohead’s most intense, experimental, and unconventional album to date.
Neu! 75 - Neu!

Neu! 75 by Neu! (Review)

Like both the albums that preceded it, Neu! 75 offers what are at times, frustrating glimpses of possibilities.
Structures From Silence

Structures From Silence by Steve Roach (Review)

These compositions move and flow like giant pools of color, shifting at the same graceful pace as the landscape’s colors when the moon slowly moves over it.
South of Heaven, West of Hell - Dwight Yoakam

South of Heaven, West of Hell by Dwight Yoakam (Review)

If I had to sum up the movie in one sentence, I would describe it as a “PBS western directed by Quentin Tarantino as a soap opera.”
Brotherhood of the Wolf - Christophe Gans

Brotherhood of the Wolf by Christophe Gans (Review)

On its surface, “Brotherhood of the Wolf” should not work.
The Prodigal Son - Sammo Hung

The Prodigal Son by Sammo Hung (Review)

The Prodigal Son’s martial arts displays are hampered by wild mood swings between goofiness and stomach-churning violence.
Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever

Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever by Explosions In The Sky (Review)

Explosions in the Sky takes what should be a tried and true musical formula and turns it into something primal and affecting.
Distant Early Warning - Icebreaker International

Distant Early Warning by Icebreaker International (Review)

There’s very little here, politically or musically, that’s worth caring all that much about.
A Story In White - Aereogramme

A Story in White by Aereogramme (Review)

Aereogramme always seems to introduce a fatal flaw into their songs.
Dreaming of Spires, July Skies

Dreaming of Spires by July Skies (Review)

Harding makes no bones about his desire to make music of only the most gossamer nature, and over the course of 37 minutes, he makes very convincing arguments for his claim.
A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog by L.Q. Jones (Review)

It’s easy to see why this is such a cult film, but it actually has merit and wit, as opposed to sinking to sub-Corman levels.
A Better Tomorrow - John Woo

A Better Tomorrow by John Woo (Review)

If you want to see how Woo’s incredible style began and how much it has since matured, watch A Better Tomorrow.


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