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  • 19 years ago

    I wandered around the Dallas music scene lonely as a freelance cloud, the Dallas Observer Music Awards were about as interesting to me as a medium-sized rock in a coffee can. Who cares what anybody else thinks? Ah, the carefree ways of callow yout...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    When the original theatrical version of Das Boot was released 15 years ago, it ran just under two and a half hours and didn't feature a single marquee name in its all-male cast. And it was in German. With subtitles. Did I mention that almost all o...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    Like other Gotham-based directors (Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Sidney Lumet), Paul Mazursky is a New Yorker who often makes movies (often about other New Yorkers), but that's pretty much where their similarities end. You can look at practically ...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    It's refreshing that a film festival, at which independent movies are celebrated for their individuality at the same time distributors are courted for their establishment relationships, offers Jean-Luc Godard's cynical Contempt, a dead-on dissecti...

  • 19 years ago

    Sound and color Marisa Monte A Great Noise Metro Blue Records With A Great Noise, Brazil's Marisa Monte announces herself as queen of MPB, or Musica Popular Brasileira. The album, half live and half studio, is a condensation of a much more elabora...

  • 19 years ago

    Running on Ice Vertical Horizon Rhythmic Records I don't know how you would define Vertical Horizon musically. The sound that Matt Scannell and Keith Kane make is too acoustic and soft for most contemporary pop rock; their plaintive lyrics suggest...

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