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Q (11/92, p.141) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...one of the lesser-known delights of Thompson's catalogue...some of the gentlest, most lyrical work of his career..."Musician (4/93, p.92) - "...where else are you gonna hear his formidable guitar chops on classics like `The New Fangled Flogging Reel?'..."Vox (12/92, p.92) - 7 - Very Good - "...a collection of instrumentals featuring his multi-tracked playing on the guitar, the mandolin, mandocello, banjo, dulcimer and more...Toetapping, restful, exquisite..."51.78468

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he frantic murder ballad `Sidney Wells' scorches like an arsonist."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that flies at you with a velocity that fully vindicates the decision to record it live..."Paste (magazine) - "Thompson unleashes some of the most visceral guitar solos of his career, and DREAM ATTIC stands beside the best efforts in his catalog."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[DREAM ATTIC] finds him backed by a full electric band and debuting the songs in front of audiences on a brief US tour earlier this year..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "All these tracks show a man who is unafraid to engage with his own shadow...DREAM ATTIC has a brio that matches any of Thompson's past few studio albums."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums of 2010" -- "[W]ith a virtuosity that sharpened rather than smothered his ire."41.42775

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he frantic murder ballad `Sidney Wells' scorches like an arsonist."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that flies at you with a velocity that fully vindicates the decision to record it live..."Paste (magazine) - "Thompson unleashes some of the most visceral guitar solos of his career, and DREAM ATTIC stands beside the best efforts in his catalog."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[DREAM ATTIC] finds him backed by a full electric band and debuting the songs in front of audiences on a brief US tour earlier this year..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "All these tracks show a man who is unafraid to engage with his own shadow...DREAM ATTIC has a brio that matches any of Thompson's past few studio albums."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums of 2010" -- "[W]ith a virtuosity that sharpened rather than smothered his ire."41.42775

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "There are loads of Thompson's revved-up Strat, and the lost-love songs, like 'Another Small Thing in Her Favour' are beautifully bleak."Paste (magazine) - "[M]an, does Music City bleed through the album, leaving a hushed honky-tonk throb with gritty production."36.24928

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Dirty Linen (pp.57-58) - "[The album] offers explosive glimmers of Thompson's brilliance as an enterprising performer and snappy showman."31.07081

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson's guitar firepower and parched wit are everywhere here....Loving archaeology, in every detail."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[H]e has inhabited a dizzying number of personas...visionary hurdy-gurdy man, molten-hot electric-guitar hero, restless musical explorer, spiritual searcher, comedian." -- Grade: AUncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson is an exceptional guitar player, a fine songwriter, and a decent singer. Listening to RT's five discs, you get the sense that the guitar is his true voice."Dirty Linen (p.53) - "[Thompson is] a thoughtful man with rare insights into the human condition who, as it happens, is a pretty fair musician and songwriter, too."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "The set makes a good case that he is the best guitar player in the world....but it makes an even better case for his songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] true bonanza....Wit, pathos, humility and chops enough to sway Jimmy Page. Thompson had -- and still has -- it all."31.07081

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Uncut (magazine) (p.75) - "It's an intriguing juxtaposition of the crunchy and the smooth....The awesome 'St Anthony's fire', in particular, striking like Richard Thompson fronting Sabbath."0.6481841

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Q (Magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A stirring revival of Richard Thompson's 'Roll Over Vaughan Williams' shows they really can rock..."Uncut (magazine) (p.65) - "[I]t's the traditional arrangements that stand out, a respectful 'Adieu To Old England' and Nick Barber's dashing Morris tune, 'The Skirmish Set'."0.4629886

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Billboard (p.40) - "Arbouretum breathes new life into a long-dormant genre with its melodic flair, the freshness of its approach and the tastefulness of its playing..."Uncut (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he distorted 'Waxing Crescents' is as satisfyingly unsettling as a metal Aphex Twin. It's powerful stuff..."Uncut (magazine) (p.31) - Ranked #49 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[W]ith elaborate Richard Thompson-esque tunes given an awe-inspiring psychedelic heft."0.3703909

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Uncut (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mixing his own pleasantly, measured songs with choice covers from the pens of lesser-knowns like Richard Farina and Eric Anderson, IF YOU SAW THRO' MY EYES...benefits from renewed association with an inspired Richard Thompson..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "IF YOU SAW THRO' MY EYES tips its hat to The Band and Gram Parsons, while still retaining an oblique Englishness, thanks mainly to Matthews' sweet voice..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] revelation. Delicate, almost apologetic backing harmonies hover, feather-light, over Matthews' lead vocal..."0.3703909

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[An] excellent 71-track primer, which also shows the U.K. vet as a world-class songwriter."Spin (p.91) - "Thompson's foghorn baritone gives his songs a medieval gravitas, and the beginning with Fairport's 'Meet on the Ledge,' he has wrestled with the nostalgia and melancholy of adulthood in frank, darkly funny lyrics."Billboard (p.33) - "WALKING ON A WIRE makes for an expansive introduction to an ambitious artist."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's expertly selected to showcase his extraordinary way with a song."Pitchfork (Website) - "1991's 'Read About Love' is as vivacious and catchy as any other power-pop song of its era....The set is the closest thing Thompson's got to the career-spanning greatest-hits album he deserves..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Lyrically, Thompson's articulacy and intelligence knows no bounds....Richard Thompson is many men, and you'll find them all across these 71 tracks."0.2777932

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Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her sweet voice, warm Northern inflection and non-dogmatic approach to old music have made her an attractive partner for pop singers over the years, and there are dozens of special guests on these two discs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he diversions paradoxically allow the full effect of Rusby's own potent vulnerability to emerge with more clarity."0.1792953

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Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Her sweet voice, warm Northern inflection and non-dogmatic approach to old music have made her an attractive partner for pop singers over the years, and there are dozens of special guests on these two discs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he diversions paradoxically allow the full effect of Rusby's own potent vulnerability to emerge with more clarity."0.1792953

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Michael Stipe sounds great with pal Courtney Love on 'Rio Grande'..."Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "[H]earing Tom Waits bark about rum-fueled heartbreak and Patti Smith coo about mermaids should stave off scurvy." -- Grade: BBillboard (p.39) - "Quirky in concept and exceptional in presentation....[A] compelling start-to-finish listen."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The original ROGUE'S GALLERY appeared seven years ago, but producer Hal Willner has dug deep to improve on it and reckons he has a happier collection as a result."0.1024545

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"...Stirring entertainment....It does prove good fun..."Variety20.19778

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"...[Curtis brings] a sharp sense of character comedy combined with a very human touch. His feeling for people is as genuine as his wit, and he manages it all with a light-on-its-feet casualness..."Los Angeles Times "...A movie as sweetly munchable as a Christmas cookie..." Entertainment Weekly "...There are laughs laced with feeling here..." Rolling Stone "...A big, snug duvet of a movie that you can flop into and get lost in..." Total Film "LOVE ACTUALLY is irresistible."USA Today "It's jammed with characters, stories, warmth and laughs."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he film's freshness, sure-footed control of its emotional effects, and sincerity are hard to dismiss." Film Comment12.09128

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"...[Goldberg acts] with dignity, reserve and a lot more credibility than might be expected....A careful, dispassionate, finally moving evocation of its setting..."New York Times12.05225

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"...Invigorating fun....[Thompson] is an actress of unflagging elegance..."Rolling Stone "...A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies....Richard Briers and Brian Blessed are rock solid..."Variety "...A delectable golden glow practically radiates from the screen....MUCH ADO shimmers..."Entertainment Weekly "...[Branagh] has done it again....Triumphantly romantic, comic and, most surprising of all, emotionally alive..."New York Times "...Branagh is nothing if not a film director of high spirits and great energy....It is cheerful from beginning to end..."Chicago Sun-Times8.790874

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The Wire (p.56) - "[T]here's certainly something of Richard & Linda Thompson in the arrangements, with brassy stabs and grumbling drones..."0.5248644

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The film's biggest asset is the pitch-perfect performances of the two stars....It takes two consummate actors to make quickly escalating chemistry feel so natural."USA Today "[A] small and surprisingly hopeful film, with beautifully attenuated performances by Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, who slip into the characters Hopkins has sewn for them like an old sweater."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] Dustin Hoffman- and Emma Thompson-toplined battered romance about growing old and dealing with the life we've made for ourselves."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]cting this richly funny and touching is too good to resist....Hoffman and Thompson work the necessary magic. It's the pleasure of their company that makes this an affair to remember."Rolling Stone "Hoffman and Thompson are each good enough to bring out a glow in the other." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly "LAST CHANCE HARVEY winds up being a touching portrait of that rarity in the movies: a recognizably human couple with recognizably human problems and quirks."Washington Post "This sentimental romantic comedy about two aging misfits who find unlikely love benefits enormously from the casting of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson....They pull it off with a professional nonchalance that is fun to watch."Hollywood Reporter0.3363865

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3 stars out of 4 -- "The film's biggest asset is the pitch-perfect performances of the two stars....It takes two consummate actors to make quickly escalating chemistry feel so natural."USA Today "[A] small and surprisingly hopeful film, with beautifully attenuated performances by Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, who slip into the characters Hopkins has sewn for them like an old sweater."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] Dustin Hoffman- and Emma Thompson-toplined battered romance about growing old and dealing with the life we've made for ourselves."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]cting this richly funny and touching is too good to resist....Hoffman and Thompson work the necessary magic. It's the pleasure of their company that makes this an affair to remember."Rolling Stone "Hoffman and Thompson are each good enough to bring out a glow in the other." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly "LAST CHANCE HARVEY winds up being a touching portrait of that rarity in the movies: a recognizably human couple with recognizably human problems and quirks."Washington Post "This sentimental romantic comedy about two aging misfits who find unlikely love benefits enormously from the casting of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson....They pull it off with a professional nonchalance that is fun to watch."Hollywood Reporter0.3363865

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"Nine years after Thompsons death, it is nearly impossible to think of his prose without conjuring visions of Mr. Steadmans drawings -- nightmarishly funny compositions in which spidery lines intersect with clouds of spilled and sprayed ink."New York Times "[The] virtue of FOR NO GOOD REASON, a documentary about Steadman, is that it puts a lot of that work up on the big screen to galvanic effect."RogerEbert.com "[I]t incorporates archival footage, reams of photographs and seemingly limitless selections of the artists alternately lurid, provocative and hilarious work..."Variety 3 stars out of 4 -- "Lovingly detailed with animated and archival imagery, FOR NO GOOD REASON shares the fine-grain layered style of its subject."Chicago Sun-Times0.2739915

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"It's TWILIGHT with the sexes reversed....BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is lushly pictorial and not-too-badly acted."Entertainment Weekly "The movie is an intriguing, intelligent enigma -- three words not typically associated with teen romances."Los Angeles Times "[T]his romp into the occult has a potent sense of humor. That comic edge and strong dialogue raises the movie's quality over most teen romances."USA Today "BEAUTIFUL CREATURES springs to life whenever Irons, Thompson or Rossum is centerstage..."Chicago Sun-Times "Writer-director Richard LaGravenese instantly gets the audience on the side of his young protagonists by creating a sympathetic us-against-the-world bond..."Hollywood Reporter0.2624322

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"It's TWILIGHT with the sexes reversed....BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is lushly pictorial and not-too-badly acted."Entertainment Weekly "The movie is an intriguing, intelligent enigma -- three words not typically associated with teen romances."Los Angeles Times "[T]his romp into the occult has a potent sense of humor. That comic edge and strong dialogue raises the movie's quality over most teen romances."USA Today "BEAUTIFUL CREATURES springs to life whenever Irons, Thompson or Rossum is centerstage..."Chicago Sun-Times "Writer-director Richard LaGravenese instantly gets the audience on the side of his young protagonists by creating a sympathetic us-against-the-world bond..."Hollywood Reporter0.2624322

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Q (10/95, p.153) - 2 Stars - Average - "...Britain's best selling soundtrack of the last 25 years...has been remastered and now comes with four new remixes..."0.225439

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