The Story of Music on Two Islands – Jamaica, Britain, Ska, Reggae and Punk – “Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records”

The film Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records is a tremendous slice into the history of reggae, which means it is a music history lesson of at least two islands: Jamaica and Britain. ... Continue Reading →

‘Downton Abbey,’ the upstairs/downstairs saga continues as a hit movie

Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess Violet (Maggie Smith) might ask, “What’s a weekend?” –however the resplendent Focus Features movie is celebrating a couple ... Continue Reading →

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice

One of the most commanding artists from the 60s and 70s finally gets her due with an insightful documentary. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice is narrated by the subject, and traces ... Continue Reading →

Blinded By The Light

In this moment (which keeps getting longer) of peak music films, along comes the unlikely, true and thoroughly enjoyable story of a British Pakistani teenager who comes to embrace the ... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World–The Ride a mega-thrill at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new “JURASSIC WORLD—THE RIDE” opened at Universal Studios Hollywood, adding to Universal’s world of fun, food and fantastic entertainment “Jurassic World” just got ... Continue Reading →

The Mountain – Jeff Goldblum as a Lobotomizer and Womanizer

The lugubrious pace, the well framed scenes, the casually exact sets and the gently unnerving storyline in “The Mountain” remind us of David Lynch’s influence. The Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →

El Capitan – The Venue of Choice for Full Bore Film Enjoyment

When a film breaks box office records, two things are certain: it is appealing to a broader demographic than just kids and it is showing at more than one theatre.  At this point, “The ... Continue Reading →

The Lion King – A Regal Remake

Film remakes can be dodgy affairs. Those that don’t work get relegated to the mists of time, and those that succeed rise to the top. “A Star is Born” is enjoying its fourth incarnation, ... Continue Reading →