Posts Tagged: Reviews

‘Ichiro Endo: Ultra Art Exhibition’

“Punk music screeched out tinny speakers as Endo dipped his hands in buckets of black paint. ‘Ikitanda oretachiwa!’ (“We are living right now!”) he wailed, punching a canvas.”

‘Ichiro Endo: Ultra Art Exhibition’

“Punk music screeched out tinny speakers as Endo dipped his hands in buckets of black paint. ‘Ikitanda oretachiwa!’ (“We are living right now!”) he wailed, punching a canvas.”

Hideaki Kawashima: Wavering

“Kawashima’s paintings are meant to stare back at you, each gaze so potent that stray locks of hair disappear in its path.”

Hideaki Kawashima: Wavering

“Kawashima’s paintings are meant to stare back at you, each gaze so potent that stray locks of hair disappear in its path.”

Hideki Kuwajima: Vertical / Horizontal

“Complexity mirrored against itself can reign in chaos in ways that makes the discordant divine. “

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Hideki Kuwajima: Vertical / Horizontal

“Complexity mirrored against itself can reign in chaos in ways that makes the discordant divine. “

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Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”

“…a new understanding of the phrase ‘wasted talent’….”

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Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”

“…a new understanding of the phrase ‘wasted talent’….”

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Art Fair Tokyo & 101TOKYO: The making of a market center

“We sold our works, we made lots of connections. What more could you want?”

Art Fair Tokyo & 101TOKYO: The making of a market center

“We sold our works, we made lots of connections. What more could you want?”

Art Review: The Kiyosumi Gallery Complex

“…wheels are being greased as we speak.”

Art Review: The Kiyosumi Gallery Complex

“…wheels are being greased as we speak.”

“Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/Part III”

“While the two men use photography to relay hidden truths, Fiona Tan seeks the profound in ordinary snapshots. “

“Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/Part III”

“While the two men use photography to relay hidden truths, Fiona Tan seeks the profound in ordinary snapshots. “

Shaking it up on Sado

“Roughly six hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen and ferry, Ogi’s remoteness, he says, is both physical and psychological.”

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Shaking it up on Sado

“Roughly six hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen and ferry, Ogi’s remoteness, he says, is both physical and psychological.”

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The Beta Band: “Heroes to Zeros”

“….more eclectic, off-kilter pop, but from a point much closer to the center than kaleidoscopic EPs of yore.”

The Beta Band: “Heroes to Zeros”

“….more eclectic, off-kilter pop, but from a point much closer to the center than kaleidoscopic EPs of yore.”

Movie Review: Blue Crush

“Take out all the jocks, teen romance and girl-power posturing and you’ve got thirty to forty minutes of blockbuster IMAX material.”

Movie Review: Blue Crush

“Take out all the jocks, teen romance and girl-power posturing and you’ve got thirty to forty minutes of blockbuster IMAX material.”

Movie Review: Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

“The range of emotion that this completely computer-generated creature shows in his wide, wet eyes is one of the picture’s most amazing elements.”

Movie Review: Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

“The range of emotion that this completely computer-generated creature shows in his wide, wet eyes is one of the picture’s most amazing elements.”

Movie Review: Die Another Day

“…an already flimsy script disintegrates into a barrage of choppy editing and CG desperation…”

Movie Review: Die Another Day

“…an already flimsy script disintegrates into a barrage of choppy editing and CG desperation…”

Movie Review: Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

“…a bit like recommending a backpacking trip to India: there’s some really interesting stuff along the way, but prepare to be sick to your stomach a few times.”

Movie Review: Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

“…a bit like recommending a backpacking trip to India: there’s some really interesting stuff along the way, but prepare to be sick to your stomach a few times.”

Movie Reviews: Bowling For Columbine, The Transporter, Rabbit-Proof Fence

“Marilyn Manson…turns out to be one of the most articulate people onscreen…”

Movie Reviews: Bowling For Columbine, The Transporter, Rabbit-Proof Fence

“Marilyn Manson…turns out to be one of the most articulate people onscreen…”

Movie Review: Tape

“…could be called a stripped-down indie experiment or glorified amateurism. I’d call it an 86-minute argument.”

Movie Review: Tape

“…could be called a stripped-down indie experiment or glorified amateurism. I’d call it an 86-minute argument.”

Movie Review: Van Helsing

“Plot is not a strong suit for Steven Sommers. His scripts are thin and full of capital letters.”

Movie Review: Van Helsing

“Plot is not a strong suit for Steven Sommers. His scripts are thin and full of capital letters.”

Movie Review: K-19

“…more about individual courage overcoming bureaucratic ineptitude that about white knuckles and pyrotechnics…”

Movie Review: K-19

“…more about individual courage overcoming bureaucratic ineptitude that about white knuckles and pyrotechnics…”

Movie Review: CQ

“…succeeds as a genre exercise, but the themes are heavy-handed…”

Movie Review: CQ

“…succeeds as a genre exercise, but the themes are heavy-handed…”

Money Mark: ‘Change Is Coming’

“…a one-time carpenter went from mending The Beastie Boys’ fences to helping them bring the house down.”

Money Mark: ‘Change Is Coming’

“…a one-time carpenter went from mending The Beastie Boys’ fences to helping them bring the house down.”

They Might Be Giants: ‘Mink Car’

“…sweet and upbeat on the surface, their lyrics contain a level of sarcasm that becomes the spoonful of medicine to make the sugar go down.”

They Might Be Giants: ‘Mink Car’

“…sweet and upbeat on the surface, their lyrics contain a level of sarcasm that becomes the spoonful of medicine to make the sugar go down.”