Tag Archives: Musician

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A modest tribute to The Band

Daniel Roher’s documentary film “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” looks over the rather brief history of The Band, which was founded by Robbie Robertson and his four fellow musicians in 1968. Although its five members eventually came … Continue reading

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Sylvie’s Love (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little old-fashioned romance set in Harlem

“Sylvie’s Love”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, is a little old-fashioned romance tale which is more charming and engaging than you may think. Mainly set in New York City during the 1950-60s, the movie presents your … Continue reading

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Soul (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another sublime Pixar animation film

“Soul”, the latest work from Pixar Animation Studios, is funny and sublime in its seemingly simple tale of life and music. Although it does not reach to the level of those great Pixar animation films such as “Up” (2009), “Inside … Continue reading

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Chadwick Boseman’s last film

Netflix film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday shortly after having a limited theatrical release in US several week ago, is a commendable adaptation of the acclaimed play of the same name by late … Continue reading

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Panda Bear It (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He sees that panda bear everywhere…

Four years ago, I received an e-mail from a young American independent filmmaker named Evan Kidd, who was quite eager to persuade me to watch his first feature film “Son of Clowns” (2016). Although I had never heard of him … Continue reading

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Sound of Metal (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he loses his hearing

“Sound of Metal”, which had a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in last September but was belatedly released on Amazon Prime early in this month due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is an extraordinary drama film full of … Continue reading

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David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An exuberant concert film presented by Byrne and Lee

“David Byrne’s American Utopia”, which was released on HBO in last month, gave me one of the most exuberant experiences I ever had during this year. Although I must tell you first that I am not that familiar with the … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): As he records with his colleagues

Documentary film “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You”, which came out shortly before his twentieth studio album of the same name was released in last month, gives us a close look on the artistic process of Springsteen and his regular backing … Continue reading

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Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They return triumphantly

“Bill & Ted Face the Music”, the long-awaited final chapter of the trilogy which was started with “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Journey” (1989), is packed with goofy charm and entertainment just like its two predecessors. While the setting and background … Continue reading

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Black Is King (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An interesting visual album from Beyoncé

I am not much of an American pop music aficionado, but I certainly know how popular Beyoncé has been during last two decades. To be frank with you, I usually regarded her as a merely famous singer who appeared in … Continue reading

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