Thursday, February 24, 2005

FEAR OF A RED HAT

Movie: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 4.00 Director Michael Radford begins his adaptation of Shakespeare's eternally thorny The Merchant of Venice with some title cards that explain the story's anti-Semitic milieu. In short order, we learn how the Jews of 16th-century Venice were denied the right to property and forced to live in a...

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Movie: Bride and Prejudice

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

**
Our Rating: 2.00 While the world awaits the worrisome prospect of a Pride and Prejudice remake starring Keira (shudder!) Knightley, her former benefactor, filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, has beaten her to the punch with Bride and Prejudice, a modern-day, clash-of-cultures romance "inspired" by Jane Austen's literary classic and informed by brassy...

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Movie: Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 2.00 If the posters have primed you for wicked fun with a gun-toting matron from the projects, be forewarned that writer/actor Tyler Perry's cross-dressing turn as same only accounts for a meager portion of this cynical exercise in manipulation. The cheesed-off sister of the title is actually the...

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Movie: Mystery of the Nile

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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Our Rating: 3.00 While not the equal of past large-format stunners like Everest, the newest adventure travelogue being projected on the Dr. Phillips Cinedome at the Orlando Science Center has its moments of enormity-obsessed transcendence: Any movie can make the sight of an unmanned raft going over a waterfall appear...

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FEAR OF A RED HAT

Movie: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

****
Our Rating: 4.00 Director Michael Radford begins his adaptation of Shakespeare's eternally thorny The Merchant of Venice with some title cards that explain the story's anti-Semitic milieu. In short order, we learn how the Jews of 16th-century Venice were denied the right to property and forced to live in a...

Continue reading »

AUSTEN TRANSLATION

Movie: Bride and Prejudice

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

**
Our Rating: 2.00 While the world awaits the worrisome prospect of a Pride and Prejudice remake starring Keira (shudder!) Knightley, her former benefactor, filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, has beaten her to the punch with Bride and Prejudice, a modern-day, clash-of-cultures romance "inspired" by Jane Austen's literary classic and informed by brassy...

Continue reading »

Movie: Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

**
Our Rating: 2.00 If the posters have primed you for wicked fun with a gun-toting matron from the projects, be forewarned that writer/actor Tyler Perry's cross-dressing turn as same only accounts for a meager portion of this cynical exercise in manipulation. The cheesed-off sister of the title is actually the...

Continue reading »

Movie: Mystery of the Nile

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

***
Our Rating: 3.00 While not the equal of past large-format stunners like Everest, the newest adventure travelogue being projected on the Dr. Phillips Cinedome at the Orlando Science Center has its moments of enormity-obsessed transcendence: Any movie can make the sight of an unmanned raft going over a waterfall appear...

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Review - Dignity and Shame

Artist: Crooked Fingers

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Dignity and Shame Label: Merge Media: CD Format: Album WorkNameSort: Dignity and Shame After seminal indie-rock heroes Archers of Loaf disbanded in 1998, frontman/songwriter Eric Bachmann immediately poured his energies into Crooked Fingers, a band that revealed Bachmann's quieter, folkier side. Instead of AOL's angular angst-and-alcohol-fueled anthems, Bachmann moved Crooked...

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Review - Tékitoi

Artist: Rachid Taha

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Tékitoi Label: Wrasse Media: CD Format: Album WorkNameSort: Tékitoi In the same way that Talvin Singh creates music that's modern and pan-global but still true to its intrinsic "Indian-ness," Rachid Taha's musical mission is one that explodes notions about contemporary Arabic music. Long marginalized as the raï community's resident rocker,...

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