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 →

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 →

The Little Things

  Denzel Washington is in the rarified atmosphere where he can choose with discrimination the projects in which he becomes involved. That generally means, if you have liked him ... Continue Reading →

“ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY” FEATURING STACEY ABRAMS – A TIMELY DOCUMENTARY

As we race toward the most tumultuous Presidential election in memory, along comes a vibrant film documenting the often opaque efforts at voter suppression. Much like the stunning “13th” ... Continue Reading →

The Cuban – Film Review

The opening credit sequence is comprised of evocative watercolor images of Havana. The splashes of color and bubbly Cuban rhythms set the stage. Lou Gossett, Jr plays Luis, a dementia ... Continue Reading →

HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

In an ironic convergence of timing, this new documentary becomes available at about the same time it was announced his favorite haunt would become a private club. The opening and closing ... Continue Reading →