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Crac, one of the great animated shorts of all time. Canada's 'Hundred Years Of Solitude'. I hope you like crying.



Ronald Reagan


Haven't Read This One, But Love The Cover Art


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When I was a teenager I had an irrational hatred of covers and so did most other people who were into rock music. At some point in my adult life I realized that covers are a good thing. A good cover compliments, rather than competes with, the original recording. Case in point: the Chromatics' rendition of Running up that Hill.



Mother And Child - Alice Neel


Tim Burton Batman (1989)

I don't agree with Scorsese about superhero movies, but I have to admit that this one really helps his case. The individual scenes are all very good, but they don't actually coalesce into any kind of story, only the vague outline of something resembling a plot. It's like a short film anthology. Jack Nicholson plays the same character he always plays. There's a bunch of good music by Prince, which is awesome but doesn't fit the movie in any way.

It was always one of the weaker superhero movies, but it's worse today: Batman and the Joker are totally played out, and their weird creepy fans have destroyed whatever appeal they still have left after so much overexposure.



Ghostbusters II (1989)

The thing about Ghostbusters II is, even though it's not good, it's still pretty good.



Andorra La Vella, 1986