July 2006 Archives

The Face of Web Hosting

Is there some sort of unspoken agreement among the world’s hosting providers that states that their websites must look like total ass?
Sæglopur EP - Sigur Rós

Sæglopur EP by Sigur Rós (Review)

Compared to previous EPs like Svefn-G-Englar and Ný Batterí, Sæglopur’s b-sides are of a much subtler, more delicate bent.
Truck Turner

Truck Turner by Jonathan Kaplan (Review)

The movie is so over-the-top, so full of itself, that it’s really hard to be offended by its more backwards views and scenes.
Water - Deepa Mehta

Water by Deepa Mehta (Review)

Like the best “message” films, Water does not preach or cram its agenda down one’s throat.
Shapes and Sizes - Shapes and Sizes

Shapes and Sizes by Shapes And Sizes (Review)

There’s something infectious, toe-tapping, and even joyous about the album as a whole.
Avalon Sutra - Harold Budd

Avalon Sutra by Harold Budd (Review)

These songs are fragile, tender, ephemeral things… and they are best experienced and celebrated as such.

Tarnation’s Return

Tarnation is/was one of those bands that, like so many other great bands, never received any significant amount of exposure.
All Lost - Monster Movie

All Lost by Monster Movie (Review)

A blend of lush, euphoric pop music with lyrics full of existential despair, romantic failure, and wistfulness.
The Secret Rivals

The Secret Rivals by James Nam, See-Yuen Ng (Review)

The movie became less a piece of entertainment, and more a tattered, browning, fading document from an alternate kung fu universe.
The Drift - Scott Walker

The Drift by Scott Walker (Review)

You must either acquiesce to Scott Walker’s latest or just throw the whole thing away and move onto something safer.
The Drift - Scott Walker

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Superman Returns

Superman Returns by Bryan Singer (Review)

Superman Returns feels lacking in so much of the spirit that I long for in any movie featuring costumed do-gooders.


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