October 2002 Archives

Battle Royale

Battle Royale by Kinji Fukasaku (Review)

I was shocked by the film’s premise, violence, and implications. Most shocking of all, I found myself deeply moved by the characters and their tragic situation.
The Skin of Whippets - Charity Empressa

The Skin of Whippets by Charity Empressa (Review)

Some drone artists may encourage you to tune out and fade away but Charity Empressa’s music engages the listener.
Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol

Turn on the Bright Lights by Interpol (Review)

Perfect and stunning.
Dolls, Takeshi Kitano

Dolls by Takeshi Kitano (Review)

Dolls is a bittersweet, tragic film.
Bubba Ho-Tep, Don Coscarelli

Bubba Ho-Tep by Don Coscarelli (Review)

This is a far, far better film than any avowed “B” flick has the right to be.
The River Made No Sound - Pan American

The River Made No Sound by Pan-American (Review)

Mark Nelson is determined to minimize his albums’ accessibility as deliberately as he minimizes his sound.
Alive - Ryuhei Kitamura

Alive by Ryûhei Kitamura (Review)

A hugely disappointing as a follow up to Versus.
A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay (Review)

It is apparent that Coldplay have bravely invested some intelligence and effort into writing songs that grow with use.
Bowling for Columbine - Michael Moore

Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore (Review)

Moore is far too intelligent a filmmaker to boil down such a complex issue to such a simple solution.
Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson (Review)

I went into this with high expectations and more than a little fear that Sandler would be a trainwreck.
Lost in La Mancha

Lost in La Mancha by Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe (Review)

An incredibly intimate look into a failed production.
Ninja: The Final Duel, Robert Tai

Ninja: The Final Duel by Robert Tai (Review)

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