allison-anders,Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life), Grace of My Heart, Border Radio, Ring of Fire [DVD] [Region 1] [031398169468], Gas Food Lodging
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"...A vivid tale..." Premiere "...Vibrantly alive....Anders remains a rare and vital talent..."Rolling Stone "...Anders tries what few directors would have had the interest of intelligence to think of....Daring..." New York Times "...An ensemble of superior actors....Clarity and a lot of heart." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...Many observed touches....The sense of authenticity blazes with warmth..."Sight and Sound "...What we do get is a vivid impression of these young women and their world..." Chicago Sun-Times50.38936

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"...Anders has great fun re-creating the shadow world of pre-counterculture pop..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Energetic and entertaining....The film boasts a terrific song score...and amusing performances by a strong cast..."Variety "...GRACE marvelously re-creates that atmosphere of sweatshop creativity, both the pressure and the joy, and Douglas' portrayal of a woman fighting for her own identity and a piece of the action gives the story a solid emotional footing..."Los Angeles Times "...There's some good music in the film....Ileana Douglas makes a convincing witness to the transition from 'Your Hit Parade' to Woodstock. It's a big role and she's equal to it..." Chicago Sun-Times50.38936

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"...The songs are expectedly good, but what really impresses is the instrumental work, which lends considerable mood..." Variety "...BORDER RADIO quite simply is one of the best movies ever made about the world of rock music....It's such a pleasure to watch and such a gratifying triumph of imagination over money..." Los Angeles Times35.34696

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"...[A] fine sleeper....THE LAST PICTURE SHOW shot in color and shaped by a rueful feminine perspective..."New York Times "...A film of promise. Semi-newcomer Alison Anders directs from the heart..." USA Today "...It captures a genuine heartland feel....There's real shrewdness and compassion in its depiction of ordinary lives -- but also a curious, lyrical sense of romance and mystery..."Los Angeles Times "Beyond acclaim at Sundance, the film also won Anders the New York Film Critics award for Best New Director."Uncut0.2480408

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he icons and belters on this two-CD party include guitar lords like Albert Collins, Son Seals and Luther Allison; vocal volcanoes Koko Taylor and the Holmes Brothers; and the modern-Delta stylist Corey Harris."Living Blues (p.66) - "Perhaps one of the Alligator's greatest triumphs, and undoubtedly one of its paramount voices, was the late Koko Taylor. The Queen of the Blues recorded with the label for 35 years..."Billboard (p.40) - "[A] sampler that touches on great moments and key acts....Sure to send listeners deeper into the individual artists' catalogs."Record Collector (magazine) (p.103) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] healthy doses of blues-infused rockabilly, front porch soul, gospel, rock, ballads, New Orleans R&B, country and zydeco."0.2734098

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