Archive for May, 2005

The National

The Brooklyn-based five-piece delivered a heartrending set that managed to combine raw rock with mellodious soul thanks to lead singer Matt Berninger’s deep dark voice leavened by Bryce Dessner’s melodic pop guitar and the blood-pumping basses of Aaron Dessner and Scott Devendorf.

We Don’t Live Here Anymore

That both Ruffalo and Watts make their narcissistic characters sympathetic is a tribute to the subtlety of their performances. Their love is escapism: a reminder to Jack of a passion and impulsiveness now slipping into memory – evoked beautifully by snatched images of his early life with Terry.

Bombon El Perro

In Bombon El Perro, Carlos Sorin’s charming not so shaggy dog story about an unemployed mechanic and his dog, the stark Patagonian landscape is as much a character as the actors.