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Monday, May 10 2010

Blood on the Stage

Over the course of more than 2,000 live renditions, Bob Dylan has inserted new lyrics and rhythms in Blood on the Tracks standards that reinvent the original narratives.


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Sunday, July 11 2010

The Rhythm Of the 20th Century Is Felt In 'Count Basie - Swingin' The Blues'

Count Basie put the right note in the right place at the right time, and that was some doing.


Tuesday, June 15 2010

'Sarah Vaughan -- The Divine One' Serves as a Fine, If Slightly Underwhelming, Introduction

Generous dollops of Vaughan in performance help keep this documentary on track, and well-chosen archival material is blended seamlessly with the interviews


Wednesday, May 26 2010

How to Live In the German Federal Republic

Life and how to live it: a subtle yet humorous critique of West German society (and by proxy, of western capitalist societies).


Tuesday, April 6 2010

Bigger Than Life

This film is infused with Nicholas Ray's cinematic aptitude -- an expressive use of lighting, color, and camera angle; dynamic compositions within the Cinemascope frame -- and his trenchant social critique.


Monday, March 22 2010

Blank Generation

A bad film is enlivened by its location shooting and several music performances by Richard Hell and the Voidoids.


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