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FILM: Best of Enemies

FILM: Best of Enemies

In Best Enemies filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville give us a perfect picture of a wonderful age in American politics, lovingly reveal the very best of the art of debate and remind us that there was a time where great thinkers could expound on their views, even argue and call one another names, without fear of being politically incorrect…and the world was a better place because of it.

FILM: Mistress America

FILM: Mistress America

With such recent films as Frances Ha, While We’re Young, and now his latest, Mistress America, filmmaker Noah Baumbach really seems to have […]

FILM: Listen To Me Marlon

FILM: Listen To Me Marlon

We as much learn about Marlon Brando’s childhood and stormy relationship with his mom, his bad boy reputation in his early stage/movie career as a lady’s man unmatched, his specific feelings at the many stages of his storied career. To hear Brando’s wry monologues about movies we revere so much, “On The Waterfront,” “Streetcar Names Desire” to name a few, as much as his insight into acting on Broadway is really priceless. This was not a man known for sitting down allowing himself to be interviewed, so to hear one of the greatest actors of all time basically expound without being prompted for the most part, is a gift really.

FILM: A Poem Is A Naked Person

FILM: A Poem Is A Naked Person

Leon Russell is as enigmatic a musician as there ever was and this film reveals him in his own Paradise Studios in Northeast Oklahoma, playing shows in New Orleans and California and introduces band-mates, artists and friends along the way. It is a quirky mélange of music and characters, with a spry and wry Russell in the center of a universe certainly of his own making.

TV; Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Press Premier Episodes And Q&A @ Webster Hall, NYC 6/23/15

TV; Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Press Premier Episodes And Q&A @ Webster Hall, NYC 6/23/15

Starring Elizabeth Gillies, John Ales, Bobby Kelly, John Corbett and Elaine Hendrix this show offers lots of laugh, some tight little dramatic moments and a big brew of music that Leary had a hand in writing, all running round the story of a self-destructive kinda-was aging rock star (that’s Leary’s “Johnny Rock”) trying to start the career of his daughter “Gigi (played by Gillies). At the Q&A after the showing of the first three episodes, Leary related how really the background story for the show comes from observing musician buddies he has known and played with for years (Leary consistently performs his hit “Asshole” on stage and has been playing/writing music for years with his band).

FILM: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

FILM: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

“Please read my diary, look through my things and figure me out” –From the journals of Kurt Cobain Recently shown at the […]

FILM: Welcome to Me

FILM: Welcome to Me

A serious film tackling the delicate topic of mental illnesses is probably not what one would think of when one hears the […]

TV: Daredevil: A Series Without Fear

TV: Daredevil: A Series Without Fear

The battle for the soul of Hell’s Kitchen between Daredevil and the Kingpin has taken an entire season to explode into full-scale […]

DVD: Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special DVD Box Set

DVD: Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special DVD Box Set

I double dog dare you to find me a better decade for music (and music fashion) than the 70’s. I know people […]

FILM: Foxcatcher

FILM: Foxcatcher

Director Bennett Miller’s intense new film Foxcatcher tells the true story of brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, Olympic gold winning wrestlers, played […]

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