I heartily recommend M.M. Blume’s excellent Fallout, which ably synthesizes large amounts of archival, historical, and biographical material from three continents.
Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was is a natural next step forward for Bright Eyes, evolving while remaining true to their core identity.
If we factor in the triple-size oversell crowd, the bad drugs circulating, and the home field advantage, there was plenty there to inspire The Stooges to raise some merry hell.
You may not know what you’re feeling or what to think about what you’ve seen afterward. This is a rare experience in cinema to be savored, or at the very least highly valued.
In wrapping up Fantasia, I focused on The Five Rules of Success, Come True, and The Dark and the Wicked, three ambitious genre titles that have stuck with me long since their credits rolled.
The stories in And Go Like This are wise, compassionate, and deftly crafted.
Iridescence is a masterful set, with none of the tentative feeling …he bipped when he should have bopped …that sometimes afflicts free jazz outings.
This thoughtful study offers a worthwhile critical perspective on Werner Herzog, one of the world’s great living film artists.
Author Ethan Mordden serves up plenty of entertaining yarns, sometimes as exaggerated as the genre to which they pay homage.
Aside from making generalities about “making good photographs” and “earning a living,” celebrated photographer Elliott Erwitt steadfastly refuses to be drawn out.