August 2007 Archives

Once - John Carney

Once by John Carney (Review)

A very fetching little musical romance that eschews the usual tropes associated with both musicals and romances.
Chinese Super Ninjas

Scenes I Go Back To: Chinese Super Ninjas

It just doesn’t get any more freaking awesome than Chinese Super Ninjas.
Scenes I Go Back To: 'The Matrix'

Scenes I Go Back To: The Matrix

A beautiful, aesthetic scene to watch as well as one full of signature kick-ass moments.
Lost Days, Open Skies and Streaming Tides - Maual

Lost Days, Open Skies and Streaming Tides by Manual (Review)

Hopefully, this collection of odds and sods from Manual’s archives presages a sea change in Jonas Munk’s career.
No Country for Old Men, Coen Brothers

If I Were Going to TIFF 2007…

Every TIFF lineup I’ve seen to date has been great, but this year’s lineup seems especially so.
Next Door Conversation - Jerry Johansson

Next Door Conversation by Jerry Johansson (Review)

The album’s mix of musical traditions from around the world is both improvisational and intimate.
Halo 3

Wired Looks at Halo 3

Halo is a phenomena of epic proportions that moves beyond mere video games.
Scenes I Go Back To: 'True Romance'

Scenes I Go Back To: True Romance

Transcends mere obscenity through amazing dialog and stellar performances.
Airiel Band


Airiel’s music is replete with shimmering guitars, chilled atmospherics, and intertwined male/female vocals.
Duel to the Death

Scenes I Go Back To: Duel to the Death

Exploding. Ninja. Heads.
Altered Realities - Erdem Helvacioglu

Altered Realities by Erdem Helvacıoğlu (Review)

The disc has a highly improvised feel to it, based entirely around the live electronic manipulation of Helvacıoğlu’s acoustic guitar.
Three Colors: Blue, Krzysztof Kieślowski

Scenes I Go Back To: Blue

Borders on something transcendental and spiritual.


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