Dear Evan Hansen – From Small Stage to Big Screen

If you have followed the long, sometimes strange trip of this musical from Off-Broadway to Broadway to film, you know by now that the lead actor is a 28 year old playing a high schooler. ... Continue Reading →

ALMOST FAMOUS: EXPANDED LIMITED-EDITION UBER BOX SET

  Fictional rock ‘n’ roll does not have a very successful history. Whether in books or on screen, the few gems that exist are noteworthy. Two decades on, it is evident that ... Continue Reading →

Count Me In

We continue to live in the golden age and perhaps platinum age of music documentaries. If you are a music nut, you can swim endlessly in the documentaries on offer. If you are only ... Continue Reading →

Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away

The sound of birds, free from the constraints of gravity or society, were Buddy Guy’s first musical influence. John Lee Hooker was his second. This lovingly assembled documentary ... Continue Reading →

“Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)”

    1969 was the year of the most famous music festival. But we now know that 100 miles south, over the course of six weeks a once-forgotten music festival was also a pivotal ... Continue Reading →

Nomadland

This crisp 108 minute film follows Fern (Frances McDormand) as she seeks work, while having no fixed address. Whether a human robot in an Amazon shipping center or tenuously employed ... Continue Reading →

Land – Robin Wright Goes it Almost Alone

Robin Wright very astutely and adroitly negotiated a position behind the camera as “House of Cards” became successful. Scrutiny of the credits on other shows reveals similar strategies. For ... Continue Reading →

The Dig

On the cusp of World War 2 a widow hires a chap to explore the massive dirt mounds on her estate. Ralph Fiennes superbly plays Basil Brown, a so-called excavator. That understates ... Continue Reading →