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3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A simmering lead performance by John Malkovich anchors Aussie director Steve Jacobs' surprisingly deft screen adaptation of South African Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee's wildly-acclaimed 199 novel DISGRACE..."Box Office "[A] faithful compelling screen adaptation....DISGRACE is all the more devastating for being so coolly dispassionate."New York Times "Jacobs and Monticelli have approached their challenging source material with a clear and committed cinematic vision."Los Angeles Times "Its characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable....This is one of the year's best films..."Chicago Sun-Times [D]emanding but ultimately rewarding....Nothing is simple in this film, which ramifies into parallel meditations on race, the transformation of racial politics and lessons to be learned from the lives of dogs.Wall Street Journal "Newcomer Jessica Haines is transparent and heartbreaking as the prof's unorthodox daughter, a victim of violence as the old ways crumble." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "John Malkovich's portrayal of an aging and sexually aggressive professor of poetry is enough to make the film worth anyone's while."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "Skillfully adapted from JM Coetzee's novel, DISGRACE is set in post-Apartheid South Africa....Powerful and clear-eyed."Total Film33.12725

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3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A simmering lead performance by John Malkovich anchors Aussie director Steve Jacobs' surprisingly deft screen adaptation of South African Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee's wildly-acclaimed 199 novel DISGRACE..."Box Office "[A] faithful compelling screen adaptation....DISGRACE is all the more devastating for being so coolly dispassionate."New York Times "Jacobs and Monticelli have approached their challenging source material with a clear and committed cinematic vision."Los Angeles Times "Its characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable....This is one of the year's best films..."Chicago Sun-Times [D]emanding but ultimately rewarding....Nothing is simple in this film, which ramifies into parallel meditations on race, the transformation of racial politics and lessons to be learned from the lives of dogs.Wall Street Journal "Newcomer Jessica Haines is transparent and heartbreaking as the prof's unorthodox daughter, a victim of violence as the old ways crumble." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "John Malkovich's portrayal of an aging and sexually aggressive professor of poetry is enough to make the film worth anyone's while."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "Skillfully adapted from JM Coetzee's novel, DISGRACE is set in post-Apartheid South Africa....Powerful and clear-eyed."Total Film33.12725

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Spektor shows off her gorgeous, fluttery voice, her burgeoning writer chops and her God-given quirks..."Rolling Stone (p.104) - Ranked #21 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "Her vocals are intense..."Spin (p.88) - 4 star out of 5 -- "Funnier than Fiona Apple and sexier than Nellie McKay, she gets freakier with her classical training than Alicia Keys."Q (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he 25-year-old remains comically kooky..."Q (p.116) - Ranked #82 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Alternative Press (p.224) - 4 out of 5 -- "BEGIN TO HOPE finds Spektor still enjoying the ride, this time with better production, and flittering along with stream-of-consciousness tunes..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Spektor has finally embraced her pop roots and it's the knowing details that resonate..."0.1750052

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Spektor shows off her gorgeous, fluttery voice, her burgeoning writer chops and her God-given quirks..."Rolling Stone (p.104) - Ranked #21 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "Her vocals are intense..."Spin (p.88) - 4 star out of 5 -- "Funnier than Fiona Apple and sexier than Nellie McKay, she gets freakier with her classical training than Alicia Keys."Q (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he 25-year-old remains comically kooky..."Q (p.116) - Ranked #82 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Alternative Press (p.224) - 4 out of 5 -- "BEGIN TO HOPE finds Spektor still enjoying the ride, this time with better production, and flittering along with stream-of-consciousness tunes..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Spektor has finally embraced her pop roots and it's the knowing details that resonate..."0.1750052

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Rolling Stone (11/25/99, pp.97-8) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...richer, deeper and stronger than TIDAL [Apple's 1st record] in every way....Apple bears down on her voice and piano with enough rock command to produce some truly fine songs..."Spin (12/99, p.215) - 8 out of 10 - "...a breakthrough and even more fun....Finding a groove that rocks, swings, and occasionally hip-hops lets Fiona concentrate on emoting, which she does in full-on mock seriousness. The results are delicious..."Entertainment Weekly (11/12/99, pp.77-8) - "...consistent, rhythmic and forceful....[taking] chances that continually pay off....PAWN is the work of an original, albeit a developing one....genuinely inspiring..." - Rating: AQ (3/00, p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a handsome record, well worth perservering with and a massive step forward....Part Jewel-with-tunes, part Tori-Amos-without-kookiness...fueled by Apple's own stomping piano, is unafriad of a soaring chorus to complememt the angular verses..."Uncut (3/00, p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...WHEN THE PAWN is a bold, brave and bruised album of searing intensity and disarming honesty - part poetry, part therapy and wholly brilliant..."Alternative Press (12/99, p.86) - 3 out of 5 - "...a solid effort that expands beyond the angsty-woman-with-piano label....musically Apple proves to be wise beyond her years....a cohesive album rife with jazz sensibilities..."CMJ (11/29/99, p.3) - "...even more sure of her weighty insecurities. The arrangements...are equally rich....filled with confidence..."Vibe (12/99, p.257) - "...With her sturdy, two-fisted piano playing and a voice that belies her relative youth, Apple unfurls deceptively up-tempo tracks that make pain and guilt seem like perfect pop fodder..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.103) - "...a more muscular, richer affair that finds Ms Apple displaying a far broader emotional range....proving that Apple is following a compelling progression that so many of her compatriots have failed to chart..."0.1166701

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Rolling Stone (11/25/99, pp.97-8) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...richer, deeper and stronger than TIDAL [Apple's 1st record] in every way....Apple bears down on her voice and piano with enough rock command to produce some truly fine songs..."Spin (12/99, p.215) - 8 out of 10 - "...a breakthrough and even more fun....Finding a groove that rocks, swings, and occasionally hip-hops lets Fiona concentrate on emoting, which she does in full-on mock seriousness. The results are delicious..."Entertainment Weekly (11/12/99, pp.77-8) - "...consistent, rhythmic and forceful....[taking] chances that continually pay off....PAWN is the work of an original, albeit a developing one....genuinely inspiring..." - Rating: AQ (3/00, p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a handsome record, well worth perservering with and a massive step forward....Part Jewel-with-tunes, part Tori-Amos-without-kookiness...fueled by Apple's own stomping piano, is unafriad of a soaring chorus to complememt the angular verses..."Uncut (3/00, p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...WHEN THE PAWN is a bold, brave and bruised album of searing intensity and disarming honesty - part poetry, part therapy and wholly brilliant..."Alternative Press (12/99, p.86) - 3 out of 5 - "...a solid effort that expands beyond the angsty-woman-with-piano label....musically Apple proves to be wise beyond her years....a cohesive album rife with jazz sensibilities..."CMJ (11/29/99, p.3) - "...even more sure of her weighty insecurities. The arrangements...are equally rich....filled with confidence..."Vibe (12/99, p.257) - "...With her sturdy, two-fisted piano playing and a voice that belies her relative youth, Apple unfurls deceptively up-tempo tracks that make pain and guilt seem like perfect pop fodder..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.103) - "...a more muscular, richer affair that finds Ms Apple displaying a far broader emotional range....proving that Apple is following a compelling progression that so many of her compatriots have failed to chart..."0.1166701

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