Posts Tagged ‘music’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

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.

Music

Australian pop star Sia makes her directorial debut with one of the worst movies in years. This offensive portrayal of someone with autism is difficult to watch for so many reasons.

New to View: Aug. 11

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Aug. 11, unless otherwise noted: The High Note (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2020, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, language, suggestive references The lowdown: Tracee Ellis Ross stars as Grace Davis, a superstar singer with an ego to match her talent. Dakota […]

ReelBob: ‘Mighty Oak’ ★★★★

By Bob Bloom “Mighty Oak” is a gentle story about shattered dreams, second chances, fate and faith. The movie, directed by Sean McNamara, also tests your belief in the concept of reincarnation. Gina Jackson (Janel Parrish) manages the rock band Army of Love, whose leader-frontman is her brother, Vaughn. When Vaughn is killed in a […]

New to View: Dec. 24

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise noted: Twin Flower Details: 2019, Film Movement Rated: Not rated The lowdown: A 16-year-old girl is on the run from an experience so traumatic that she is unable to speak with anyone. She is being pursued by a human trafficker […]

New to View: Nov. 19

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Nov. 19, unless otherwise noted: Blinded by the Light (Blu-ray & digital) Details: 2019, Warner Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, thematic material, language, ethnic slurs The lowdown: The music of Bruce Springsteen is the springboard for this story of Javed, a British Pakistani teen, who […]

New to View: Sept. 24

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Sept. 24, unless otherwise noted: Yesterday (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2019, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, suggestive content, language The lowdown: A delightful and imaginative premise that is sustained through the finale will make you believe in “Yesterday.” The plot is […]
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.