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A Girl Called Eddy ~ Girl Called Eddy
A Girl Called Eddy ~ Girl Called Eddy
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Sheep Girl, 2 July 2004
The Blues has long been a domain dominated by the male contingent of the music fraternity. Those introverted, emotionally fallow types always seem to be clocking the XY chromosome. The roster of Anti Records (an offshoot of the punk/hardcore Epitaph label) is a pretty impenetrable bevy of solo singer-songwriters including the likes of Joe Henry, Jollie Holland, and, of course, Tom Waits, all of whose music is indebted to the subtle sadness of the blues standard. A Girl Called Eddy's eponymous debut expertly strafes the tightrope of Blues-rock and Soul with a (respectable) hint of hook-heavy 70s MOR to boot. Erin Morgan (under the moniker of 'Eddy') has teamed with ex-Pulp man Richard Hawley… Read more
Julien Donkey Boy [1999] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ewen Bremner
Julien Donkey Boy [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Ewen Bremner
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Harmony Korine is a genius. He makes films that are at once sublimely hypnotic and hysterically funny. His subject matter is similar in many ways to that of Todd Solondz (suburban alienation) but whereas Solondz uses his characters as pawns in a callous scheme of personal degradation, Korine allows actors to express feeling, making his films far more realistic and believable. Werner Herzog is truly...beguiling (for want of a better word) as Julian's insane father. If you like this, I recommend you check out Korine's book, "A crack up at the race riots" which opens on a picture of MC Hammer, age 12.
Hana-Bi [DVD] [1998] <b>DVD</b> ~ Takeshi Kitano
Hana-Bi [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Takeshi Kitano
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure cinema, 15 May 2001
A film so good, it requires many, many viewings. Lets just say, the biggest mistake i ever made was buying a copy of Hana-Bi at the same time as i was supposed to be revising for my exams. Beat's acting puts hollywood to shame. Tackles "issues" as well as being a raucous comedy. Laugh, Cry, BUY!