2000 Archive

  • Without any documentation to back me up, I imagine the impetus for Chris Eckman recording this first solo album had nothing to do with breaking free from a paradigm, or […]

    Chris Eckman – A Janela

    Without any documentation to back me up, I imagine the impetus for Chris Eckman recording this first solo album had nothing to do with breaking free from a paradigm, or […]

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  • Unbreakable is about an Everyman (Bruce Willis) who gradually sees that he is the hero in a comic book version of his life. Like its hero, the movie marvels at […]

    Unbreakable

    Unbreakable is about an Everyman (Bruce Willis) who gradually sees that he is the hero in a comic book version of his life. Like its hero, the movie marvels at […]

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  • According to Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the difference between American and Japanese horror films is this: In American films, the ghost-monster wants to hurt you (he uses Alien as an example). In […]

    Seance

    According to Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the difference between American and Japanese horror films is this: In American films, the ghost-monster wants to hurt you (he uses Alien as an example). In […]

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  • Here’s the great thing about this album: Bowie was always pretty damn good. Even in his floppy-haired days, when he played the ‘Euronic’ troubadour, he was smarter than everyone in […]

    David Bowie – Bowie At The Beeb

    Here’s the great thing about this album: Bowie was always pretty damn good. Even in his floppy-haired days, when he played the ‘Euronic’ troubadour, he was smarter than everyone in […]

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  • Perched between innovation and annoyance is Granddaddy. The first eight minutes of The¬†Sophtware Slump are droney, whiny, and high-pitched. Then we get songs about humanoids ditched by their creators, and […]

    Granddaddy – The Sophtware Slump

    Perched between innovation and annoyance is Granddaddy. The first eight minutes of The¬†Sophtware Slump are droney, whiny, and high-pitched. Then we get songs about humanoids ditched by their creators, and […]

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  • For Ju-on to work, belief is the key — belief, suspension, and total immersion in the cinematic experience. The series is antithetical to the movie-going habits of the U.S. (at […]

    Ju-on I & II (video)

    For Ju-on to work, belief is the key — belief, suspension, and total immersion in the cinematic experience. The series is antithetical to the movie-going habits of the U.S. (at […]

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  • Sometimes crap is fun, and sometimes crap is crap. Sometimes people laud crap when they should know better (or don’t). Some movies know how to balance the crazy action, hyper […]

    Versus

    Sometimes crap is fun, and sometimes crap is crap. Sometimes people laud crap when they should know better (or don’t). Some movies know how to balance the crazy action, hyper […]

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  • Frisell's mad collection of guitar and banjo tunes is stellar...

    Bill Frisell – Ghost Town

    Frisell's mad collection of guitar and banjo tunes is stellar...

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  • I love animated movies. I have a tendency to prefer them to live-action. The vividness of the images and (often) the cleverness of the designs behind them excites my imagination […]

    Titan A.E.

    I love animated movies. I have a tendency to prefer them to live-action. The vividness of the images and (often) the cleverness of the designs behind them excites my imagination […]

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  • You’re all completely nuts. That’s all there is to it. Not one of you is fit to operate heavy machinery. Or even a kitten. No kittens for any of you, […]

    You Can Count On Me

    You’re all completely nuts. That’s all there is to it. Not one of you is fit to operate heavy machinery. Or even a kitten. No kittens for any of you, […]

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