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The ghost is literally in the machine in this prototypical Japanese horror film that works primarily with dread and inexplicable phenomena rather than blood and guts.
" the works and being directed by Wes Craven), Pulse was reacquired for theatrical release by Magnolia Pictures. A..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pulse, the American remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 horror film Kairo, is the McDonald's Unhappy Meal to the original's elegantly obtuse sashimi o' sorrow.
"...more staying power than you might be comfortable with. Pulse, the American remake of Kurosawa's genius is anything but:..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Good Eye: The Pulse
The Good Eye says goodbye
"...she couldn't control during the shoot: her exceptionally strong pulse. It troubled the water, sending out tiny, rhythmic ripples..."

April 3, 2015 Column by Amy Gentry

Austin Psych Fest Live (Saturday): Boris/Masaki Batoh’s Brain Pulse Music
Mad scientists and psych-rock hurricanes
" meant for healing with his latest project Brain Pulse Music. The quiet repetition and meditative sounds found on..."

April 28, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

How The Pulse Nightclub Massacre Transformed "Conversion Therapist"
Local horror-tinged short makes the personal political
"...But the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando made Fonté pull the story..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Winners Make Our Pulse Quicken
Six soon-to-be sated Gay Place readers win Trojan vibes
"...congratulations! You'll be receiving two new purple house guests, Pulse and Tri-phoria, in the mail. Check your inboxes for..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Masaki Batoh's Brain Pulse Music
Sat., 5:30pm, Levitation tent
"...strives to apply a similar electro therapy directly. Brain Pulse Music – according to the CD sticker – ties..."

April 26, 2013 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Sound Checking for a Pulse, and Finding It
The rock docs in this year's 24 Beats Per Second program rattle and hum with soul and revolt.

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Slow Pulse EP release, Austin Afrobeats Fest, Border Kindness Benefit, and more recommended shows
"...Slow Pulse EP Release w/ Virtue, Instinct, Banged OutEmpire Control Room,..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Music Column by Julian Towers

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Loud, abrasive, and featuring performances seemingly calibrated to be heard over the cacophonous roar of Travolta's mad, bad overacting, this is an unnecessary and ill-advised remake.
" aneurysm throughout – you can literally see the pulse in his temple as he unloads a barrage of..."

June 12, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tulip Fever
Intrigue blossoms in 17th century Amsterdam
"...the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love) can’t find a pulse, let alone set the heart racing...."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The famous Chilean poet is on the run in this biopic
" escape through a mountain pass into Argentina. The pulse quickens, but Larraín’s commitment to a poetic aesthetic remains...."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The 5th Wave
Chloë Grace Moretz battles Earth's fifth wave of alien attacks
" a series of waves, starting with an electromagnetic pulse that cripples mankind’s technology, followed by natural disasters (earthquakes,..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Finest Hours
Perfect effects and performances made this sea-rescue movie a dandy
"...indeed. Gillespie and editor Tatiana S. Riegel do a pulse-pounding job of keeping up the suspense by cross-cutting between..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brad Pitt commands a Sherman tank in the waning days of World War II, and teaches his men the simple algorithm of war: Kill or be killed.
"...cast and most of the set-pieces, which, while often pulse-poundingly well-shot (by Roman Vasyanov), too often fail to connect..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Inspired by a 1779 painting of two real-life cousins – one black, one white – Belle gives a fictionalized account of their lives.
" deep shades of purple and magenta race the pulse more than anything particular in the plot or characterization...."

May 23, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Royal Affair
Palace intrigue, bodice-ripping, and revolutionary thought: If only this costume drama about Danish monarchs behaving badly delivered on its promise.
"...revolutionary thinkers: A Royal Affair certainly sounds like a pulse-racer. In fact, this Danish-language film is a more measured..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Water for Elephants
Based on a bestselling novel, this 1930s-set film stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz.
"...heartthrob Pattinson stretches to play a character with a pulse – but just barely. Orphaned in the film's opening..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola makes a dreamy, beautifully shot statement about the slow-burning dread of a truly hollow man, but Somewhere lacks the dry humor of Lost in Translation.
" her presence, but even she barely raises his pulse, much less signs of an artistic temperament. Coppola is..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

For Colored Girls
Tyler Perry tackles Ntozake Shange's beloved play.
"...Still, Newton, Devine, Rose, Washington, and Rashad find the pulse of their characters and are able to convey something..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hilary Swank stars as Amelia Earhart in Mira Nair's big-budget biopic.
" scenes of foregone conclusion that Amelia quickens its pulse; everything else in Ronald Bass and Anna Hamilton Phelan’s..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Informers
Bret Easton Ellis' collection of linked short stories are translated for the screen, but the result is less than zero.
"...first half of The Informers trying to get a pulse on the movie’s vast collection of debauched yet anhedonic..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ashes of Time Redux
Dreamlike, confounding, yet possessed of a stunningly complex sensual and narrative poetry, Wong Kar-Wai's Chinese film is absolutely gorgeous.
"...masterpieces worthy of their reputations, and both are exhilarating, pulse-quickening examples of the auteur theory in action, but only..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kung Fu Hustle
Stephen Chow's chop-socky offering is a manic, hyperentertaining blend of classic kung-fu tropes, special effects, and outrageous comedy.
"...pleasing to the eyes as it is to your pulse, which you’ll find pounding relentlessly throughout. Director Chow plays..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Will Ferrell's Elf is a new way to spell fun.
"...and gets more than he bargained for at first impulse. In addition to Ferrell’s comic pulse at the heart..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Secondhand Lions
In this unique family film that's also an ode to heroic movies gone by, a boy is sent for the summer to live with his two eccentric uncles in Texas.
"...can moisten your eyes even while it quickens your pulse...."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bad Boys II
Bay does it bigger and badder than ever.
"...the Black Pearl), the oft-reviled and/or -revered moviemaker whose finger-on-the-pulse-of-popular taste has led him to a career marked by..."

July 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Recess: School's Out
"...plots of nefarious villains with plutonium turbines and electron pulse generators. So sayeth Recess: School's Out, the first (more..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Doom Generation
"...has his finger tuned most acutely to the human pulse and not just the lens shutter...."

Nov. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Silent Tongue
"...playwright whose dialogue beats its way along an American pulse, and we sense he's struggling with obtuse metaphor here:..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

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