Notes from the Road

October 2017

NYFF 2017: ‘Mudbound’

Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.


Nostalgia and Hip-Hop Entice Audiences to Meadows Music Festival

Gorillaz, M.I.A., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, LL Cool J and De La Soul were amongst the many acts that drew a crowd to Citi Field.


NYFF 2017: ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

This haunting documentary about a black woman assaulted by six white men in 1944 Alabama pivots deftly from crime story to history lesson without losing track of the human pain at its core.


NYFF 2017: ‘The Florida Project’

Sean Baker’s rollicking movie about kids running loose in a rundown Florida hotel starts as colorful entertainment and ends up as a portrait of how people fall through the cracks in modern America.


September 2017

Queens of the Stone Age Build Anticipation for ‘Villains’ Tour at Capitol Theatre

Queens of the Stone Age's latest Villains is their most energetic release and their tour kick off proves they remain formidable.


Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.


Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on ‘One on One’ Tour

McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.


TIFF 2017: ‘The Shape of Water’

The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.


TIFF 2017: ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’

Though a typical rom-com, Ishaya Bako's film is never boring.


Summerstage Night Belongs to Fred “Sonic” Smith (Patti Smith’s Tribute)

Patti Smith celebrated her late husband's birthday in Central Park with their children and her band.


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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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