"...MARKED FOR DEATH is exceedingly well-crafted in all aspects..." Los Angeles Times "An above average action flick that hits its quota of blood, brawls (and) stunts..."Premiere
"...Non-stop action..." USA Today "...In all aspects, RAPID FIRE is a handsome, quality production anchored by solid performances right down the line..." Los Angeles Times
Rolling Stone (9/7/95, p.72) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Instead of reciting the hits in the manner of most country acts, Yoakam and band hit harder and go deeper in concert, attacking with a recklessness that recognizes no distinction between honkytonk spirit and rock & roll attitude..."Q (9/95, p.122) - 3 Stars - Good - "...He has a hard, dry grip on the honky-tonk traditions that others looked in danger of forgetting. And from the sound of this album, he is not letting go..."NME (Magazine) (7/15/95, p.49) - 6 (out of 10) - "...a reminder of his sparky style as he reads from the songbooks of Buck Owens and Elvis and lets rip with a Kentucky yodel or two..."
Q (7/93, p.115) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Kentucky-born Dwight Yoakam is still the best PR man that Buck Owens never had...[the album] established him not only as the man with the immovable hat but as a genuine country singer with the potential to cross into the rock arena..."
Uncut (p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Spiritual heir to Gram Parsons, Yoakam was a similarly-transplanted southerner who fetched up on Los Angeles, riding the tip of the early-'80s new country swell."Dirty Linen (pp.51-2) - "[A] nifty set of recordings that Yoakam contributed over the years to tribute albums..."
"BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is a poetic evocation of an endangered way of life and a surging paean to human resilience and self-reliance."Hollywood Reporter "It's a startlingly beautiful and daringly creative first feature, shot on Super 16mm..."Rolling Stone "[T]his is a low-budget production that looks like a million dollars greatly multiplied....[A] stirring and ultimately thrilling movie."Wall Street Journal "[A]n extraordinary new drama whose fierceness, like its 6-year-old heroine Hushpuppy, grabs on and won't let go....This is a remarkably skilled first feature..."Los Angeles Times "BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, a passionate and unruly explosion of Americana, directed by Benh Zeitlin, winks at skepticism, laughs at sober analysis and stares down criticism..."New York Times "It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year -- or perhaps any year -- to rival BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD."USA Today 4 stars out of 4 -- "It introduces a gifted director in Benh Zeitlin....It creates a world to get lost in, a world of beauty, terror and mythic wonder."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 4 -- "This film is a remarkable creation, imagining a self-reliant community without the safety nets of the industrialized world....The authenticity and directness of the untrained actors make it effortlessly convincing."Chicago Sun-Times "[A]n extraordinary, strikingly original post-Katrina fable....A thing of beauty and originality..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "Wallis unforced performance anchors Zeitlins striking visuals and gift for atmosphere." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's vaunting ideas, wild story and pitch-perfect performances meld into one another in a truly memorable way."Total Film
Entertainment Weekly (4/26/96, p.59) - "...For a guy who's never relied much on emotion, Strait finally sounds like he's living his lyrics." - Rating: AQ (8/96, p.128) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Tuneful like Garth Brooks but a little more down-home,...and equally capable of being melancholic like Dwight Yokum,...Strait is your country all rounder....when it comes to manly melancholia, country fans still have no need of Morrissey."
Entertainment Weekly (3/19/99, p.107) - "...imagine Wanda Jackson jamming with Dwight Yoakam in San Antonio....a dozen years into her solo career, she finally finds the right mix of alternative and mainstream country, boogie, blues, and Cal-Tex attitude." - Rating: B+Q (7/99, p.115) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...she sounds more than ever like the very person to successfully adapt Lone Star State dance hall swing into the modern era....This girl has the whole package. Just add airplay and she'll get the stardom she deserves."Dirty Linen (6-7/99, p.89) - "...These songs bounce, scoot, slide and waltz across any hardwood floor, and they do it with real human passion and compassion....provides a solid foundation for Flore's vocal hustle."
Spin (p.58) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006"No Depression (p.101) - "ROCKIN' BONES offers a first-rate look into the wild, wondrous, sometimes wacky world of rockabilly in all its raw, mangy glory."