Look & Listen
Inventive and engaging film about a man with short-term memory
loss trying to piece together and avenge his wife's rape and
murder. Told backwards, the narrative motion makes us feel the
confusion, delusion, and frustration of the main character (Guy
Pearce), while the plot's noirish style keeps you thinking well
after the credits role.
from the Mountain
This gracious, entertaining and often moving docu-concert features
the music behind the Cohen Brother's hugely successful film,
O Brother, Where Art Thou? While the soundtrack has topped the
country music charts for months, these live performances really
bring home the evident love of the musicians for their music.
The Farelly brothers' "excremental" version of The
Fantastic Voyage features both live-action and animated material.
What goes on in the City of Frank (Bill Murray's interior),
grosses up the joint in fine style, where Osmosis Jones (Chris
Rock) and cold pill Drix (David Hyde-Pierce) make a mismatched
and the City - Series 1
The first season of one of HBO's most successful series is now
available, for better or worse, on DVD. If you don't mind the
in-your-face sex talk, or the idea that four women in New York
have nothing better to do than discuss it endlessly over cocktails
and arrugula salads, then you're in luck.
- Asleep in the Back
While pundits have compared them to everyone from The Doves
to Radiohead, Elbow works on so many fascinating levels it seems
churlish to quibble. A battery of melodic dynamics and slight
prog-rock tendencies - now supple, now soaring or seething -
accompany the emotional overflow and sonic stunts of Guy Garvey's
vocals. An epic debut.
Jones - Come With Me
It's not mere name-dropping to say that she's got Roberta Flack,
Nina Simone, and Carole King on her side. At just 22, this bracingly
intuitive singer/songwriter/pianist has a voice that's equal
parts smoke, honey, autumn and regret - it makes heartbreak
sound like a sumptuous luxury to be enjoyed in the middle of
Gammas - Exercices de Styles
For those unfamiliar with the Compost label, suffice it to say
that Les Gammas is one of its jewels. On this 2000 release,
the duo from Augsburg, Germany, offers a fair spectrum of styles,
ranging from real soulful vocal treats and calm, string-laden
waters to experimental discordance and beautifully sequenced
Monk - Straight, No Chaser
The 1989 film, Straight, No Chaser (produced by jazz enthusiast
Clint Eastwood) is a life-and-music-study of one of the most
influential jazz pianists. Monk's eclectic, compulsive music
is the film's raison d'e^tre, as well as the intricate stitching
that holds the fabric of the story together. The score is a
wonderful collection with many relatively rare cues.
CDs and DVDs available at www.albumcity.cz.