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"...Both sweeping and intimate, a lovely evocation of changing cultures and enduring family ties....The film is virtually stolen by Tsai Chin as the sly, acerbic Auntie Lindo..." New York Times "...Often moving..." - Recommended Premiere "...A rich, multi-course movie..." Sight and Sound "...Beautifully made and acted and emotionally moving....Visually, [the] film is splendid..." Variety "...In a screenplay remarkable for its complexity and force, THE JOY LUCK CLUB moves effortlessly between past and present, between what was, and how it became what is....One of the most touching and moving of the year's films..." Chicago Sun-Times7.391818

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Rolling Stone (3/6/97, p.70) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...concentrates on his crisp Latin and Brazilian backing rhythms including period ditties...as well as more substantial songs..."Entertainment Weekly (2/14/97, p.63) - "...a distinctive song stylist whose eclectic wanderings made him a national treasure in his native France, and a dissolute demi-god to the alternative-rock community....[COULEUR CAFE] chronicle[s]...Gainsbourg's...Latin excursions to eye-opening, often hilarious effect." - Rating: B+Q (12/96, p.166) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...there's enough evidence...to prove the crow-visaged nihilist could swing--albeit mordantly..."4.23699

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.53) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (9/16/93, p.63) - 4 1/2 Stars - Outstanding - "...Cobain essentially works according to one playbook, but it's a winner no matter how he runs it....IN UTERO is a lot of things--brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once..."Spin (5/01, p.109) - Ranked #13 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records".Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #18 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (10/93, p.99) - "...IN UTERO is as reckless as anything since Rocket From the Tombs went down in flames....it's not liberation but its absence that gets illuminated in Nirvana's songs....setting out to make the last punk album, [IN UTERO] sounds like the first one instead..."Entertainment Weekly (12/31/93, p.115) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's list of `The Best & Worst Records Of 1993' - "...In unleashed wails that truly sound like someone giving birth, Cobain does more than wrestle his demons in public--he strangles them...."Entertainment Weekly (9/24/93, p.90) - "...IN UTERO makes it clear that the trio now has a signature sound ready for the patent office....Cobain writes terrifically punchy songs and [the band] ravages them into beautiful, brutalizing clatter..." - Rating: B+Q (7/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".Q (10/01, p.73) - Ranked #20 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.76) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/94, p.82) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a mature, progressive, marvelous new record..."Q (10/93, p.114) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[IN UTERO's] songs confirm Cobain's genius with a tune....If this is how Cobain is going to develop, the future is lighthouse-bright..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #26 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993.Melody Maker (9/4/93, p.31) - "...the history of the last two fraught years weighs mighty heavily upon IN UTERO....it occupies a middle ground between the metal-edged, scum-punk spite of BLEACH and the 10-million selling, grunge-with-gloss killer that was NEVERMIND..."Musician (10/93, p.88) - "...IN UTERO is a living, breathing, crapping beast of a record that eats expectations for breakfast..."Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #13 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[U]ncompromising, uncomfortable, exhilarating art."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #40 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "...Cobain's voice is frightening, like Rotten 17 years on..."New York Times (Publisher) (9/19/93) - "...IN UTERO nearly topples under the weight of contempt and vitriol....there is a clear authorial voice on [the album] detailing a life in transition....Mr. Cobain [has been] turned nearly nihilistic by good fortune..."NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #4 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums".NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.67) - Ranked #30 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993' - "...this attempt to re-invent the Seattle-ites as an unknown, low-fi punk group was doomed--Kurt Cobain's sense of melody was just too strong to be drowned in dissonance and noise...."NME (Magazine) (9/4/93, p.31) - "...IN UTERO is a profoundly confused record...neither totally a self-destructive squall of hardcore nihilism...nor NEVERMIND II....As a document of a mind in flux, Kurt should be proud of it..."4.169574

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"[S]killfully directed..." Entertainment Weekly0.1720651

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"...Meticulously shot..."Sight and Sound0.1583627

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"...Not only a glowing, effectively realized tribute to both the era and the music, but also a beautifully crafted coming-of-age drama..." -- 4 out of 5 starsTotal Film "...Something to cherish and enjoy, an intimate yet universal film that will delight you and involve your heart..."Los Angeles Times "...[Patrick Fugit] is remarkable in his first film role....Ms. Hudson and Mr. Crudup inhabit their roles with such mellow ease that the film opens up around them....In addition to Ms. McDormand and Mr. Hoffman, [Jason Lee and Fairuza Balk] are especially memorable..." New York Times "...Terrifically authentic and heartfelt..." -- Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly "...Oh, what a lovely film....ALMOST FAMOUS is funny and touching in so many different ways....It's a coming-of-age film, about an idealistic kid who sees the real world, witnesses its cruelties and heartbreaks, and yet finds much room for hope..."Chicago Sun-Times "An unusually sweet-natured take on the early-1970s rock scene..."Sight and Sound "...Kate Hudson gets a chance to shine....[The] strengths here are the characters, performances and the command with which Crowe sets up his story..."--3.5 out of 4 starsUSA Today Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "Owen Gleiberman's BEST MOVIES OF 2000"Entertainment Weekly "...Always a fluent writer of dialogue, Crowe puts some rip-roaring tirades in [the film]..."Sight and Sound0.1057272

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"...[Patrick Fugit] is remarkable in his first film role....Ms. Hudson and Mr. Crudup inhabit their roles with such mellow ease that the film opens up around them....In addition to Ms. McDormand and Mr. Hoffman, [Jason Lee and Fairuza Balk] are especially memorable..." New York Times "...Kate Hudson gets a chance to shine....[The] strengths here are the characters, performances and the command with which Crowe sets up his story..."--3.5 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Terrifically authentic and heartfelt..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "Owen Gleiberman's BEST MOVIES OF 2000" Entertainment Weekly "...Always a fluent writer of dialogue, Crowe puts some rip-roaring tirades in [the film]..." Sight and Sound "...Not only a glowing, effectively realized tribute to both the era and the music, but also a beautifully crafted coming-of-age drama..." -- 4 out of 5 stars Total Film "...Something to cherish and enjoy, an intimate yet universal film that will delight you and involve your heart..." Los Angeles Times "...Oh, what a lovely film....ALMOST FAMOUS is funny and touching in so many different ways....It's a coming-of-age film, about an idealistic kid who sees the real world, witnesses its cruelties and heartbreaks, and yet finds much room for hope..." Chicago Sun-Times "An unusually sweet-natured take on the early-1970s rock scene..." Sight and Sound0.09462811

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"Mixing memoir, history, and childhood fantasy, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's PERSEPOLIS glides effortlessly from one realm to another."Film Comment "[A] tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted."New York Times "By turns lyrical, serious, funny and acerbic, PERSEPOLIS raises the bar for animation and illustrates the true power of storytelling in illuminating the world and its conflicts."Box Office "[I]t's a paean to the universality of human experience, a testament to the endurance of individuality during great political and fanatical upheaval..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he sassy, nonchalant juxtaposition of political and personal specificity in PERSEPOLIS is a marvel." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's a mind-blower. Using a few deft strokes of her black pen, Satrapi brings a whole world to life."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "This largely black-and-white, defiantly undetailed and sometimes stylised film could have been made at any point since the dawn of cinema, and yet it's a thoroughly modern affair."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]martly wry, searching and truthful....The confidence of this self-portrait proves one thing: Satrapi sure found her creative vocation."Total Film "[A] movie made up of small, telling moments that gifts us with much larger truths."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "PERSEPOLIS offers an excellent, child's-eye guide to recent Iranian history."Uncut0.08603256

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"Mixing memoir, history, and childhood fantasy, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's PERSEPOLIS glides effortlessly from one realm to another."Film Comment "[A] tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted."New York Times "By turns lyrical, serious, funny and acerbic, PERSEPOLIS raises the bar for animation and illustrates the true power of storytelling in illuminating the world and its conflicts."Box Office "[I]t's a paean to the universality of human experience, a testament to the endurance of individuality during great political and fanatical upheaval..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he sassy, nonchalant juxtaposition of political and personal specificity in PERSEPOLIS is a marvel." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's a mind-blower. Using a few deft strokes of her black pen, Satrapi brings a whole world to life."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "This largely black-and-white, defiantly undetailed and sometimes stylised film could have been made at any point since the dawn of cinema, and yet it's a thoroughly modern affair."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]martly wry, searching and truthful....The confidence of this self-portrait proves one thing: Satrapi sure found her creative vocation."Total Film "[A] movie made up of small, telling moments that gifts us with much larger truths."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "PERSEPOLIS offers an excellent, child's-eye guide to recent Iranian history."Uncut0.08603256

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