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Alice

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Alice

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
106 minutes
performer:
Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Keye Luke, Joe Mantegna
director:
Woody Allen
distributor:
Orion Pictures
author:
11575
genre:
Comedy, Romance, Drama

We gave it a B+

As an antidote to the sterility of modern pop, there’s nothing like plunging into Waits’ deliriously out-of-time jazzbo noir world. These two discs conjure visions of juke joints, opium dens, and after-hours clubs when the jam sessions turn surreal. What it all means is anyone’s guess (that’s some muse you’ve got there, Mr. Waits), but you’d be hard-pressed to find sounds this spookily evocative anywhere outside the grooves of scratchy old 78s. Both: B+

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