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Rediscovering Ambience and Minimalism

A little while ago, I wrote about rediscovering some of the electronic and ambient music I used to listen to I was in college. A friend recently mentioned that she is using some of Philip Glass’s music in a dance … Continue reading

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“How the hell can you run a goddamn railroad without swearing? “

I watched two classic 1970s New York City movies this week — Taxi Driver and The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three. And I liked the latter a lot more than the former. Pelham is by far the best Quentin … Continue reading

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Frost/Nixon — Fail

I saw Frost/Nixon last night with rednoodlealien and doodlegoat and was rather disappointed. On its own as a film it is in some ways magnificent — Frank Langella in particular is very good — but fails in that it sets … Continue reading

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I Am (A Different) Legend

For the second time in a few weeks I went to see a movie based on a book I like very much, and watched a film with a new ending, written to suit the conventions of Hollywood, that significantly changed … Continue reading

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Village Finds Its Idiot

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest starts well, with a compellingly creepy atmosphere and hints of something Very Wrong in a small rural town. But once he exposes the central plot trick, it’s all downhill from there.

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Moore misbehavior

Michael Moore has been bashing Pete Townsend in interviews for refusing to allow “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to be used in Fahrenheit 9/11. (It would have been used in place of Neil Young’s “Rockin In the Free World” at the … Continue reading

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