September 2004 Archives

A Night at the Hip-Hopera - The Kleptones

A Night at the Hip-Hopera by The Kleptones (Review)

An amazing display of mashup skills that works brilliantly as both a commentary on the current state of music and copyright and as a musical piece.
Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite and Nostalgia Trips

I think the reason I reacted so strongly to the movie is that it was very nostalgic for me.
La Rosa La Calavera - Kat Jones

La Rosa, La Calavera by Kat Jones (Review)

Although the album lacks some of the fire that Jones packs into her live performance, I prefer the subtler performances here.
Blueberry Boat - The Fiery Furnaces

Blueberry Boat by The Fiery Furnaces (Review)

For the most part, it’s an adventure that is not as worth taking as all the hype might lead you to think.
In a Safe Place - The Album Leaf

In a Safe Place by The Album Leaf (Review)

This album glows like a little gem, and is there whenever I need comforting or just want to give my ears a treat.
The World, Jia Zhang-ke

wThe World by Jia Zhang-ke (Review)

As the film continues, it gradually becomes a treatise on the all-too common topic these days of modern alienation.
The Ninth Day, Volker Schlöndorff

The Ninth Day by Volker Schlöndorff (Review)

‘The Ninth Day’ is a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking thriller from start to finish.

Kontroll by Nimród Antal (Review)

The film never lives up its vast potential but consistently underperforms right through the lackluster ending.
Schizo - Gulshat Omarova

Schizo by Gulshat Omarova (Review)

Although the film has several double crosses and twist or two, it’s the furthest thing from a crime thriller that you could find.
Niceland - Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Niceland by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (Review)

Niceland is not a bad movie, but it fails simply because it doesn’t seem to trust the audience at all.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Mamoru Oshii

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence by Mamoru Oshii (Review)

No doubt about it, Innocence is a very impressive work, but I’m lefting wanting even more.
House of Flying Daggers, Zhang Yimou

House of Flying Daggers by Zhang Yimou (Review)

House of Flying Daggers has moments of brilliance that are simply unmatched.


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