Woven | Designer Codes (s/r)

December 29, 2008 0

This is one ambitious record, and the sonic palette is wide, though well within the parameters of what most would call rock-based electronica, or maybe prog-laced trip-hop.  

Australia (20th Century Fox; PG-13)

November 26, 2008 0

It’s the scenery that unquestionably makes the strongest impression. It’s important to say this, because there’s something missing in the profundity department here.  

Body of Lies (Warner Bros., R)

October 10, 2008 0

The best performance is easily that of Mark Strong, who offers a career-making turn as the charismatic Hani, steely eyed and controlled at all times.  

Trouble the Water (Zeitgeist Films, NR)

September 27, 2008 0

We see how the water rises with alarming rapidity after the levee fails; and most hauntingly, we get lots of footage of Roberts and other residents (nearly all African-American) wandering ruined streets for weeks, observing […]

Righteous Kill (Overture Films; R)

September 12, 2008 0

These guys are too watchable to be boring, so you end up enjoying the little moments—the nuances in their delivery, the way they look at each other and react.  

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