Category: 1990

1990, Movies, Uncategorized

Central Park (1990, Frederick Wiseman)

Wiseman documentaries are a bit of a challenge if you’re in the wrong mood but at least when you’re in a theatre you have no distractions and you must confront the film without focusing on anything else. Watching one at home is a real challenge because it’s so easy to find something else to pay …

1973, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, Music

Knussen: Horn Concerto, Whitman Settings, The Way to Castle Yonder, Flourish with Fireworks (1996) by Various Artists

This is a collection of Knussen’s orchestral music.

1990, 2009, Movies

Best Worst Movie (2009, Michael Stephenson)

This documentary is ostensibly about Troll 2, which some consider the worst movie ever made – at one point Troll 2 had a 0% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes  and was once the worst movie on IMDB. At this point I should mention I have never seen Troll 2. Surprised, aren’t you? I should. But I …

1990, Music

Ritual de lo habitual (1990) by Jane’s Addiction

I don’t know what I was expecting when I finally got around to listening to this record, but it wasn’t this. That is sometimes a good thing, sometimes a bad thing. But expectations always mess with our appreciation. Hopefully I can get through mine.

1990, Music

Fear of a Black Planet (1990) by Public Enemy

This is the first Hip Hop album I have ever given my requisite 3 listens to. I am 33 years old. There have been a number of R&B (or “urban”) albums containing raps and Hip Hop that I have listened to, and I listened to an EP recently that might have sort of qualified, but …

1890, 1904, 1911, 1990, Music

Granados: Goyescas; Allegro de concierto; Danza lenta (1990) by Alicia de Larrocha

This is a performance that pairs the Goyescas with two earlier pieces, one a complete piece for piano, and the other a dance excerpted from his first major work.

1985, 1990, 1993, 1995, Music

Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka; Concerto for Harpsichord; Good Night (1995) by Henryk Gorecki, performed by the London Sinfonietta et. al

This is a rather arbitrary collection of Gorecki’s later “avant garde” works, featuring a concerto from 1980 and two chamber pieces from the 1990s. But putting the arbitrariness to the side, what we are left with is some very stirring music.

1990, Music

Dukas: La Peri; L’Apprenti sorcier; Chabrier: Suite pastorale; Espana (1990) by Yan Pascal Tortelier, Ulster Orchestra

This is a decent collection of two fairly similar composers but it could be better.

1990, Books, Fiction

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (1990) by Anne-Marie MacDonald

This is certainly an inventive and enjoyable play. But perhaps because I read it and didn’t see it live, I can’t say that I am grabbed quite like I thought I might be. Though I’m sure this is sacrilege in drama circles, I enjoyed the movie version of Rosencranz and Gildenstern are Dead significantly more. …

1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, Movies

90s Movies

Again I need to warn you about my ratings. In many cases the one and only time I watched these films was in high school, when I was far less discerning. In other cases, I really liked a movie then, then watched it 5 to 10 years later and saw that it was mediocre or …

1990, 1991, Movies, TV

Twin Peaks and After Dark, My Sweet (1990, James Foley)

In the CD player: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One by Yo La Tengo After the solving of Laura Palmer’s murder about half way through the 2nd season, Twin Peaks became harder to like. Some episodes were pretty good but others (such as the first episode after said solved crime) were SUPER weak. …