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Ultraviolence ~ Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence ~ Lana Del Rey
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get Me To Higher Ground, 26 July 2014
Maybe this is a sleeper and the more I play it the more it'll become interesting and worthy. But at the moment it feels like a week in the valley where the heat never lets up and the air never moves - sultry, sleepy and totally wiped out. I know that's part of the whole Lana Del Ray retro dream world, but I could've done with a few energy shots or sudden winds to drag me through it all. Perhaps the weather will change, I'll wake up and we can all go to the races again.
The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte
The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte
4.0 out of 5 stars Thick And Fast, 21 May 2014
One Guardian reviewer said of these stories that 'the riffs come thick and fast, and the gags are sprayed on with a machine gun.' All that is true: the stories are funny, the observations clever and the language incessantly inventive. In some ways, though, the stylistic pace and density of the stories is a little like a Hollywood action blockbuster where all is going at a credible, jaw-dropping jog until things speed up and finally become plain silly. You have to suspend your disbelief. You have to submit yourself to the absurdities. Then his narrative style can be addictive.

Lipsyte's characters are distilled NYC weirdness, and his plots atuned brilliantly to the grotesque and… Read more
The Canyons [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lindsay Lohan
The Canyons [DVD] DVD ~ Lindsay Lohan
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flatpack Credibility, 12 May 2014
This is a straight to DVD offering that seemed to get a variety of readings on the geiger counter of critical acceptance. It is, indeed, a blend of interesting material, some of it plain tawdry and some of it scintillatingly tawdry in its unrehearsed, thrown together coherence.

The Canyons is a tale about the dependent and the controlled, deceit and betrayal in a post cinematic world of eroded certainties and streaming paranoia.Lohan is very good as the ennui ravaged central female character in the film's web of obsessive digital interplay,and Deen is convincing as its menacing, manipulating force. The stripped down You Tube self-consciousness of the narrative, although… Read more

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