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Should Film Music Stand Alone?
In evaluating what makes a great film score, writers, composers, and listeners must ask themselves if the function of cinematic music limits the form it has to take. [10.Jul.14]
The Art of Romance in 'They Came Together' and 'Begin Again'
With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance. [10.Jul.14]
In 'A Hard Day's Night', Trifle Becomes Transcendent
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [10.Jul.14]
'Quadrophenia: Live In London' Proves That the Four Sides of the Who Are Still Alive and Well
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [9.Jul.14]
'Ramrod' Is a Western of Doubles
Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity. [9.Jul.14]
Reviews
With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance. [10.Jul.14]
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [08.Jul.14]
As it follows Paralympians en route to London 2102, this documentary makes clear the arbitrary dividing line between what's "normal" and what's not. [07.Jul.14]
There’s no scenery chewing in All That Heaven Allows, just very eloquent décor. [06.Jul.14]
It’s nearly impossible to not get roped in by the easy banter of the dialogue, the epic drama, and the luminous images of this quintessential Western. [01.Jul.14]
DVD Reviews
Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented. [09.Jul.14]
For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge. [08.Jul.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Randy Lewis
Given the sacrosanct aura that’s developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable… [08.Jul.14]
Features
We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman. [01.Jul.14]
A Summer’s Tale is a rich snapshot of youth and the hopefulness contained in the realization that the world is nothing if not endless possibilities. [30.Jun.14]
Columns
Notes on Celluloid
In evaluating what makes a great film score, writers, composers, and listeners must ask themselves if the function of cinematic music limits the form it has to take. [09.Jul.14]
Worlds in Panels
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [06.Jul.14]
From The Blogs
Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity. [09.Jul.14]
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