Posts Tagged ‘music’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb) and Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) kiss among the garbage in Alex Cox's 1986 film "Sid and Nancy."

Class of 1986: ‘Sid and Nancy’

Not quite the imperfect perfection in which punk music so often traffics, but a film of appropriately piercing volume and knotty shape.
Through reams of archival footage, A24's "Oasis: Supersonic" takes a look at the Britpop band fronted by brothers Noel (left) and Liam Gallagher.

Oasis: Supersonic

There are few rock 'n' roll flameouts more fascinating than Oasis, but this superficial documentary is too much champagne, not enough supernova.

Yo-Yo Ma reflects upon the Silk Road Project he helped create in 2016's "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble," directed by Morgan Neville.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

A splendid, generous look at the happy accidents, and intentional elation, that musicians and audiences alike have found in this fermata of fertile creativity.
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Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind

A beautiful, heartfelt movie about finding redemption through simple acts of love.

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Get On Up

The James Brown story does everything most other musician biopics do, but none of them does it better than "Get On Up."
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A Late Quartet

Despite a slightly odd bit of casting, this ode to dysfunction, insecurity and endless politics among performers hits all the right notes.

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Treme: Season Two

One of my favorite shows on the air has another season full of joy toward the culture of New Orleans and impressive storytelling skills.
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Joyful Noise

One part "Burlesque," two parts "Country Strong," this glittery train wreck has one watchable Part(on).