"...The director, John Stockwell, communicates the thrill and peril of the support with sufficient clarity and intensity.... David Hennings's shimmery photography carries the breeze and spray of the island right into the theater..." New York Times "...[The film] gives you a feel for what it's like to enveloped inside a wave..." USA Today "...Engaging....[The film] carries a charge of genuine excitement....[The] interweaving of digital effects, rapid-fire downshifts to slow motion and back, and whooshing, crashing, in-your-ears sound creates a foam-peak of exhilaration laced with anxiety..." Entertainment Weekly "...Bosworth is a star in the making....[The surf footage] is flat-out spectacular..." Rolling Stone "...It cuts to the core of what it actually means to face your fears and to ride the big metaphorical wave that is life....The energy is palpable..." Chicago Sun-Times "...[Bosworth] projects radiance, delicacy, uncertainty and inner strength....There's an undeniable sexiness to both the cast and the surf..." Variety "...[With] an endearing unpretentious tone..." Total Film "...Kate Bosworth's central performance combines conventional 'movie-star' looks, athletic prowess and a winning sense of determination..." Sight and Sound
Rolling Stone (4/15/04, p.152) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[A] pivotal evening in his career....The times were a-changin', and you can hear Dylan coming and going, with one foot in each era, on LIVE 1964."Entertainment Weekly (4/2/04, p.66) - "It's shocking that this pristine tape--the young bard in full-on protest-song mode--was shelved." - Rating: A-Uncut (4/04, pp.90-1) - 5 stars out of 5 - "This is Dylan in headlong motion, snapped in a unique, brief and vital transitional moment in his development as his comet blazes across the firmament of popular culture."Uncut (p.75) - Ranked #5 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] joyous, highly entertaining acoustic performance..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/04, pp.116-18) - 4 stars out of 5 - "LIVE 1964 is Dylan on the cusp. It's the wave moving below the surface of the ocean, shifting our boats unexpectedly, gathering force before it finally breaks the plane of water and comes crashing down."
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #126 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[A] New Wave masterpiece....REMAIN IN LIGHT marked Talking Heads' transformation from avatars of the punk avant-garde to polyrhythmic magicians with hit-single appeal."Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's '100 Best Albums of The 80s' survey.Rolling Stone (11/13/03, p.101) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The band no longer sounded twitchy and overcaffeinated; it made music that was confident and fluid. The Heads had already mastered minimalist funk, but here they built jams around thick, slurred rhythms..."Spin (p.140) - "[They] created a big-band sound that would later inspire outfits like !!!."Q (p.129) - Ranked #5 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006."Uncut (p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[P]erhaps the Big Bang of early-'80s culture clash....Byrne and Eno's lyrics explored the acute sense of dislocation at the dawn of the Reagan/Thatcher era."Vibe (12/99, p.162) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyNME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #11 among The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #68 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.114) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (4/27/00, pp.65-6) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A rare achievement: a superstar follow-up that not only betters its predecessor but also radically departs from it....a collection of uniformly well-crafted, vigorously performed tunes that run the gamut from grungy to giddy, playful to pensive..."Entertainment Weekly (4/14/00, pp.71-2) - "...[They] still bounce around on the kind of perky, reggae-inflicted trampolines that can give you motion sickness....concentrating on smoother, layered mid-tempo ballads as creamily textured as extra-thick napoleon pastries..." - Rating: BQ (5/00, p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A clutch of well-crafted songs....Pale and sometimes interesting."CMJ (4/24/00, p.24) - "...Once again, Stefani sits at the helm....Success hasn't freed [her] from her heartache, incessant yearning or self-analysis, but it has given the band the confidence to bring their new wave tendencies to the forefront..."Vibe (5/00, p.176) - "...Their aggro-ska construct has real legs, thanks to the group's strong songwriting chops....Stefani continues to play her compelling linchpin role...taking the familiar tropes of classic girlie pop, heartbreak, bad-boy attraction, and the matrimonial urge and turns them upside down..."Melody Maker (4/11/00, p.48) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A great pop album. In a strange incidence of role-reversal, SATURN runs rings around most of its rivals."
Rolling Stone (p.147) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[S]howing off not only the Heads' acerbic intelligence but their flesh-and-blood force and humor."Spin (p.90) - "[Y]ou get to hear just about every great song they wrote before 1982 in the same place..."Entertainment Weekly (p.127) - "[A] gem....This two-disc set captures the punk attitude, brittle R&B vamps, and quirky lyrical trips of their early years." - Grade: AUncut (p.130) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]errifically thorough....[With] a previously unreleased and mesmeric nine-minute 'Born Under Punches'."Magnet (p.97) - "[M]uch richer than 1984's STOP MAKING SENSE, capturing the concert highlights of a and that's wilder, fiercer and more soulful onstage than on any of its studio albums."Mojo (Publisher) (p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[A]n admirable document of the Talking Heads' in-concert evolution from jittery, lean new wave to powerhouse post-punk-funk."
"...A savagely comic burst of mayhem....Quentin Tarantino is a genuine find..." Rolling Stone "...An astute mix of wit and cynicism....This is a film of considerable acuity and power..." Sight and Sound "...Sometimes dazzling cinematic pyrotechnics and over-the-top dramatic energy....RESERVOIR DOGS features a cast of splendid actors, all of whom contribute equally to the final effect..."New York Times "...An audacious high-wire act....[Tarantino] has a gift for writing great bursts of caustic, quirky dialogue..." Los Angeles Times "...Tarantino has a confident, kinetic way of shooting action....[Madsen] here emerges with the kind of really menacing screen presence only a few actors achieve..." Chicago Sun-Times "Nothing less than genius." Uncut