Yesterday – All the Beatles Seemed So Far Away

  What a clever premise for a film – everyone but our hero wakes up never knowing The Beatles. In our house the Beatles seem to be everywhere: we saw Paul McCartney in concert ... Continue Reading →

Toy Story 4 – Improbably Successful

Most purists understand that a multipart story is best presented as a trilogy. George Lucas decided to go that route with Star Wars, presenting a series of trilogies. Yet here comes ... Continue Reading →

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 →