1997 Archive

  • Twice now I have attempted to re-watch U Turn. I can’t do it. I hated the movie the first time. So, rather than gauge the technical merits (it has the […]

    U Turn

    Twice now I have attempted to re-watch U Turn. I can’t do it. I hated the movie the first time. So, rather than gauge the technical merits (it has the […]

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  • Each victim is mutilated the same. The prostitute is bludgeoned, the cop is shot in the head, and he’s dead when it happens — an X carved into his neck. […]

    Cure

    Each victim is mutilated the same. The prostitute is bludgeoned, the cop is shot in the head, and he’s dead when it happens — an X carved into his neck. […]

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  • Fireworks is the first Takeshi Kitano film I knew about. I remember seeing the ad, when Joe and I saw the revival of Mean Streets at the Nuart. The trailer […]

    Fireworks

    Fireworks is the first Takeshi Kitano film I knew about. I remember seeing the ad, when Joe and I saw the revival of Mean Streets at the Nuart. The trailer […]

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  • A portrait of a man with a strained lifestyle...

    Habit

    A portrait of a man with a strained lifestyle...

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  • Some movies are puzzles, or they would like to be. Mulholland Drive, Memento, and Vanilla Sky are movies that center around an inscrutable mystery, sometimes so murky that we can’t […]

    Best Horror of the 90s: Perfect Blue

    Some movies are puzzles, or they would like to be. Mulholland Drive, Memento, and Vanilla Sky are movies that center around an inscrutable mystery, sometimes so murky that we can’t […]

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  • Seventy minutes of spacy, spiritualized import and rich, cerebrated texture can’t win the Phil Spector prize / Kevin Shields orbit with a chilly soul pilot (Jason Pierce) at the helm, […]

    Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

    Seventy minutes of spacy, spiritualized import and rich, cerebrated texture can’t win the Phil Spector prize / Kevin Shields orbit with a chilly soul pilot (Jason Pierce) at the helm, […]

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  • Mick Turner regularly supplies six-string heaven with the non-pareil Dirty Three, but on this album he’s flying solo. The results are, well, a lot like the Dirty Three if they […]

    Mick Turner – Tren Phantasma

    Mick Turner regularly supplies six-string heaven with the non-pareil Dirty Three, but on this album he’s flying solo. The results are, well, a lot like the Dirty Three if they […]

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