Posts Tagged ‘man’

Lou Vargo

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These days, a CD titled American Disaster might sound like a political statement.


Betty Harris

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Betty Harris is back.



Half-Baked Alaska

Sean Penn’s Into the Wild sure runs long, but it never seems big enough.
Kristian Lin
In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild into a film ever since its publication in 1996.


Portugal. The Man

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“Sell me / I’m a skeptical boy.” So opens Church Mouth, the second album by Alaska’s Portugal. The Man.



Black Man + White Woman = ?

Amphibian Productions tackles one of Neil LaBute’s grittiest plays.
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Playwright-director Neil LaBute generally comes in one flavor — bitterly misanthropic — but his works can be divided between the nasty/grumpy variety and the exhilarating and even moral.


Mild Salsa

Despite talented performances, direction, and music, El Cantante lacks kick.
Cole Williams
Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music.



The Speaker in Winter

True to his Golden Gloves past, Jim Wright answers the bell for another round.
Jeff Prince
Mornings begin with a trip to his spacious office and compiling a list of things to do. Days are spent knocking things off the list — from teaching chores to working on books and articles, to taking phone calls from former co...


Brad Colerick

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Brad Colerick’s Lines in the Dirt is filled with smooth country songs about love and a deranged ex-wife, corn and the Jesus you don’t expect, and, as the title indicates, various sorts of lines we create. Colerick has a nic...



My Name Is Earl

Mr. Brooks has some wicked fun, but Kevin Costner keeps it from being killer.
Kristian Lin
Kevin Costner has been miscast quite often in his career, but perhaps never more disastrously than in the movie out this week, Mr. Brooks.


Angry Spider

The wall-crawler’s third film tries to do too much, but it’s fascinating all the same.
Kristian Lin
The last shot of Spider-Man 2 was a close-up of MJ Watson (Kirsten Dunst) as she watched her beloved superhero web off into the distance, with mixed emotions all over her face.