Monthly Archives: May 2009

Respekt

Last year Regina Spektor cast a spell on me. I was in a local second-hand CD store, tightly clasping a copy of Luke Haines’ Oliver Twist Manifesto in my sweaty little paw, when the “now playing” CD switched, and the … Continue reading

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Get In (to Kenickie)

Get In by Kenickie was one of the albums I was given to review, back in my student magazine days, and I can remember being quite hard on it at the time. The problem is that their debut, At the … Continue reading

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Emily Perkins as “Brigitte Fitzgerald”

I know it’s wrong to carry around too many regrets about the past… and it’s even worse when those regrets are about missed purchasing opportunities. But I do have one, and it gnaws at me from time to time. A … Continue reading

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Marina de Van as “Sophie”

I’ve been a fan of François Ozon’s films ever since his lavish and lush murder mystery 8 Femmes played at our local cinema. Although that “gorgeous confection” (as it was described in a number of reviews) had something of a … Continue reading

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Geena Davis as “Dottie Hinson”

Watched A League of Their Own for the first time this weekend. I think it’s safe to say that this is the only Madonna film I’m ever likely to own… but sneering aside, she does a good job here, and … Continue reading

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