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Moe Pope | Life After God

Rain had one fuck of a task on his hands.
Brick (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 23, 2010

Boycott Blues | Irony

Here’s one way to interpret the title of the debut disc from Boycott Blues: on one paw, he’s a street cat who says “fuck it” for a fast ducat; on the other, this Roxbury beast laments the residual effects that come from poisoning his people and advancing
Brick (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009
Bowdoin International Music Festival 2009

Bowdoin International Music Festival 2009

  STUDY THE CLASSICS Portland's kind of dead today, so let's go to Brunswick. The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the many big-deal...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009

Review: The Brothers Bloom

Some have criticized Rian Johnson for being too clever in his follow-up to the overpraised Brick , but I think it's his cuteness that's the problem.
Too much nudging and winking
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2009


A hard-boiled detective story in a contemporary Orange County setting, Rian Johnson’s debut feature holds a Surrealist mirror to the truth about high school.
Noir goes Orange County
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  April 07, 2006