Rocketman – An Excellent Addition to the Growing Library of Music Biopics

On the heels of the most successful music biopic of all time (Bohemian Rhapsody) comes Rocketman. Both are stories of gay men growing up in Britain with unsupportive parents, who overcome ... Continue Reading →

Aladdin

  This review is not only about the live action remake of the Disney film, but also inevitably about my first experience with 4DX theatrical exhibition. The film is a colorful ... Continue Reading →

“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll” – Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Steve Van Zandt Testify About the Jersey Shore

Like many who attended the first night of the limited theatrical release of this film, I expected a smorgasbord of live performances from Jersey’s favorite sons. What I did not ... Continue Reading →

Echo In The Canyon – A Quietly Monumental Documentary About a Tectonic Shift in California’s Music History

The opening credits cleverly lay out what to expect: a column of legacy artists listed opposite several current acolytes opining on the former’s tectonic influence. Jakob Dylan bridges ... Continue Reading →

Long Shot: Seth Rogen Continues His Improbable Evolution

Seth Rogen has become more than we expected. Not only did he and his co-star Charlize Theron act as producers on this film, Rogen rather improbably is approaching the possibility of ... Continue Reading →

Peterloo – Shining a Light into a Dark Corner of British History

  In much the same way Paul Greengrass portrayed the deadly way English forces opened fire on peaceful Irish protesters in 1972 (“Sunday Bloody Sunday”), Mike Leigh here dives ... Continue Reading →

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus – Finally Released Theatrically

The long-gestating “Rock and Roll Circus” has finally been released theatrically. Shot in late December 1968, Mick Jagger took a page from The Beatles and decided a film could replace ... Continue Reading →

Film Review – Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

We are in a golden age of music documentaries, quite possibly the platinum age. For the fan, this plethora of offerings is almost an embarrassment of riches. Alfred George Bailey’s ... Continue Reading →