Our awareness of our delight in the homicidal temptations presented by film is itself a kind of twisted comedy that the critic is all too aware of.
“Every record can have its own unique sound, depending on who has owned it, who’s touched it, where it’s been. That’s really important to me.” This movie makes you realize that these things should be important to you, too.
Lovers of Baroque opera will welcome this release: the first recording — and a very accomplished and communicative one —of an important opera by a pioneer and master.
As anyone who is familiar with “Toots” Hibbert’s near sixty-year career could testify, he was an artist who wrote songs that were guaranteed to transcend the contexts of their particular place and moment.
This may be the year’s best ensemble cast, and that goes a long way towards making this multi-layered melodrama accessible and compelling.
“You’re always gonna be yourself, your unique self, so it’s important to incorporate the things that you really love.”
There’s a larger story to tell about black composers and musicians breaking into the film and TV business, but its only lightly touched on here.
A pair of recent books help keep the glorious spirit of Carnival alive.
A pair of beauties: an Eric Revis quintet album and a solo excursion from Chick Corea.
What comes through most resonantly in Apples is its envisioning of a society starting over, and its suggestion that a clean slate, accepted honestly, might not be the worst thing.