Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Despite an award-worthy performance from newcomer Andra Day, Hulu's "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," never climbs above average. Director Lee Daniels helms a biopic that features great moments but is often melodramatic and cliche.

Heartland: The Music Makers of Gennett Records

A documentary film that brings to life the musical history that was birthed in Richmond, Indiana.

Vince Giordano – There’s a Future in the Past

Vince Giordano is a consummate showman leading his band, the Nighthawks, through decades of jazz music in this fun, but superficial, documentary.

New to View: July 19

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic, a comic speculation of Elvis Presley & Richard Nixon's meeting, and a seminal Native American film lead this week's releases.

Born to Be Blue

Ethan Hawke delivers the best performance of his career in this raw and refreshing musical biopic.

Two Men in Manhattan

"Two Men in Manhattan" is a masterful piece of forgotten cinema blending American noir aesthetics with French stylization.

Late Summer

A timely seasonal drama about a young woman's transition from carefree teenager to responsible adult.

Cheap Flicks: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Lauren Whalen explores "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench," a musical gem made on the cheap.