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"[A] comedy that's salty and loud....If you're in that mood, a handful of these jokes will be likely just what you crave." -- Grade: B- Entertainment Weekly32.92456

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Entertainment Weekly (11/3/00, p.83) - "...[He] returns to a straightforward John Lee Hooker/'Mississippi' Fred McDowell style, yet still incorporating the turntable scratches and ambient beats that made him an indie-rock hero..." - Rating: BMagnet (1-2/01, p.81) - "...Guaranteed to raise more goosebumps than a Jeff Buckley record..."Living Blues (7-8/01, p.15) - Rated as "Best New Blues Album of 2000" in LB's 2001 Critics' Awards.0.1899433

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Spin (10/03, p.112) - "...AMAZING GRACE finds redemption, uplift, hope, all in the moment, rather than in the grand gesture..." - Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (9/12/03, p.153) - "...Pierce erects stately constructs...using swelling string sections, bleating horns, and distorted guitars for deep-space crescendos..." - Rating: B+Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #52 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003" - "[T]his is another epic, maximalist outing..."CMJ (9/15/03, p.4) - "...One of the most confident-sounding albums yet from the consistently changing band....the disc balances bluster with gospel-tinged balladry..."Mojo (Publisher) (9/03, p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...As a display of natural grace, and yes, natural rock'n'roll, it remains untouchable, another act of devotion from a true believer..."0.1781585

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"...Ardent, affecting and wonderfully funny..." Rolling Stone "...Passionately filmed..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Sweet, sometimes funny....[Burns is a] bright, smart, lucky filmmaker..."Entertainment Weekly "...Quietly fascinating....The movie brings into focus how rare religion and spirituality are in American films..." Chicago Sun-Times "Straight-talking, romantic yet unsentimental, it's the kind of comedy we wish Woody Allen still made. Uncut0.1758642

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Rolling Stone (5/2/96, p.54) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...combinations of three or four killer riffs and a juggernautlike groove....The effect is mesmerizing even though the tunes aren't stricily memorable..."Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #5 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '96.'Spin (4/96, p.106) - 9 (out of 10) - "...the biggest, most contemporary sounding, and physically enticing hard rock anyone is offering....Fugazi, Big Black,...Sonic Youth...are some of the post-punk tributaries pop-alternative has largely passed by; Girls Against Boys' achievement is to show how the legacy of bands like these...wasn't insular avant-gardism but a revolution in how hard rock could sound, must sound, if it's to go forward..."Entertainment Weekly (3/22/96, p.74) - "Terminally tense singers and guitars that resemble low-speed power drills may be alterna-rock cliches, but these droners make those elements sound fresh and musical..." - Rating: B+Q (4/96, p.109) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...further spit and polish to their patented murky swagger..."Alternative Press (5/96, p.77) - "...intense bites of depraved carnality that made women faint and men envious..."Melody Maker (3/2/96, p.38) - Recommended - "...it rips through you like Ebola, hypes the room, your head, the moment with electricity....GVSB's guitars are full-blooded, glaring, but they're always honed to a single zone of impact....their most on-the-money bolt of perfection yet..."NME (Magazine) (3/2/96, p.45) - 8 (out of 10) - "...GVSB sound like some bizzare coital scandal waiting to happen, exuding tense sexual atmosphere like nothing this side of your local municipal library....a spot of sleazy shenanigans, courtesy of some devilishly suave US anti-heroes..."0.1630051

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Spin (3/96, p.115) - 7 - Flawed Yet Worthy - "...[Mann] relies on emotional turmoil to feed her artistry....The music on STUPID is ragged, bruised, and stumbling....Songs...come complete with astringent, fuzzy flailing but still showcase her gift for magicking up a McCartneyesque melody line..."Entertainment Weekly (2/2/96, p.56) - "...remains one of rock's most elegantly gifted melodic and lyrical writers, with a well-attuned psychological acuity to her catchy kiss-offs that any angry young woman would envy. Bitterness, regret, and recrimination never sounded any sweeter, or smarter..." - Rated: AQ (12/95, p.146) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Mann is such a fine songwriter it would be nice to hear her sing about a town, a child, a pet, anything but an imperial bedroom of old flames..."Option (3-4/96, p.112) - "...a tough and tender testament to her perseverance....a more aggressive effort..."Musician (9/95, p.87) - "...stunning....Where other songwriters use wordplay to conceal their emotional wounds, her lyrics cut to the heart of the issue....her best songs have the grace and ingenuity of REVOLVER-era Beatles [but] never sound like throwbacks....the album has a thoroughly modern sound and feel..."Musician (5/96, p.100) - "...Guitar pop doesn't get better than this."0.1424575

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"...Spare, resonant and astonishingly beautiful....A jewel of a gangster film..." Rolling Stone "...MILLER'S CROSSING assumes a precision of correspondence between content and form which is all to rare in the cinema today..." Sight and Sound "...The film is a primer in screen virtuosity....Both film and actors somehow manage to seem realistic and stylized at the same time..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...MILLER'S CROSSING is a stately and respectful genre treatise....Joel and Ethan Coen are meticulous filmmakers....It's filled with a great deal of beauty, skill, and a kind of ironic truth..." Film Comment "...[An] elegiac, stylish gangster movie....It has somber, poetic images and an especially fine musical score that braids its Irish themes together hauntingly..." Los Angeles Times "...This is the most elegant, most forceful and -- arguably -- simply the best film the Coen brothers have yet produced..." Total Film0.1030855

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"THE HANGOVER is surprisingly clever as well as R-rated rowdy....Helmoer Todd Phillips grabs attention right from the get-go with an edgy-funny prologue that triggers an extended flashback."Variety "[A] piercingly funny, twisted 'whatever-happens-in-Vegas' caper....It's the deadpan comic timing of director Phillips and his terrific cast that's ultimately responsible for THE HANGOVER's lasting effect."Hollywood Reporter 4 stars out of 5 -- "Todd Phillips has directed a nasty, brutish and brilliant comedy for louts..."Box Office "Zach Galifianakis makes blinkered idiocy a cartoon rush..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "THE HANGOVER proves that high concept, done right, can work deliriously well. Its simple premise, executed via an off-kilter narrative structure, is made even more absurdly funny by an offbeat cast."USA Today "[T]here is a sort of perverse brilliance or brilliant perverseness to be found in this story of a bachelor party gone terribly wrong."Los Angeles Times "[O]ften very funny. This is partly thanks to the three principal actors, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, who incarnate familiar masculine stereotypes in ways that manage to be moderately fresh as well as soothingly familiar."New York Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE HANGOVER is a funny movie, flat out, all the way through....Here is a movie that deserves every letter of its R rating."Chicago Sun-Times "What makes HANGOVER so funny is watching these hapless fools trying to piece together a lost night, forensic clue by forensic clueWashington Post "There's definite chemistry there between Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. The script is a dream for a comedic actor, filled with opportunities for all three leads to shine, and all three do."Movieline 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] very funny and fast-paced detective story."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's oodles of verbal humour...Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's inventively profane script missing few opportunities to tickle the funny bone as it charts the deranged aftermath of the ultimate Sin City stag night.Total Film0.1017779

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"[D]ecently rendered. There are a couple of classic horror-film bits in among the sci-fi....Robert Joy is a perfect low-key villain in military guise."New York Times0.09967379

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Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.135) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "Women In Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...With STORIES, Harvey moved from punk to celestial..."Rolling Stone (1/4/01, pp.106,110) - Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Albums of 2000" - "...Her most optimistic and straightforward album yet....Her magnificent diva-with-a-grudge voice testifies, swoons, purrs and whispers..."Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #7 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year [2000]".Spin (12/00, pp.215-8) - 8 out of 10 - "...Her return to the down'n'dirty....ending up in the heaven of great records..."Entertainment Weekly (11/3/00, p.82) - "...High-voltage love songs....the rugged melodies...sink their teeth in and don;t let go. A bracing reminder of the days when female musicians reached for guitars..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.92) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (12/00, p.133) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The dominant sound is that of a 3-piece garage band, fused with enough production panache to prove that Harvey remains an admirably intelligent auteur..."Alternative Press (11/00, p.124) - 5 out of 5 - "...A mature, intelligent album shining gracefully with passion. It is unquestionably one of the best releases of the year."The Wire (12/00, p.49) - "...[This] has the pulse and momentum that recalls [her] earliest albums. STORIES mostly derives its greatest strength from an authority of its own making. It's the best way forward."CMJ (1/08/01, p.16) - Included in CMJ's "Best of the Year" for 2000.CMJ (10/23/00, p.4) - "...Undoubtedly New York....spare, contemplative and as explosive as anything she's done in years..."Melody Maker (10/24/00, p.59) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Pleasant. Inoffensive. 'The Pretenders'....A comforting swell of an album..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #25 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]he skyscraping spirit of Harvey's commercial blockbuster was distilled entirely from the Big Apple."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.112) - "...Recallign a young Patti Smith...[its] an artist taking a supremely confident step back from the Zeitgeist..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Rated #3 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (10/21/00, p.42) - 9 out of 10 - "...A traditional New York record, both in texture and imagery....[Her] best album since 1991's DRY, a return to the feral intensity of that remarkable debut..."0.09497167

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