Category Archives: film

“Moonage Daydream” Finds New Ways To ‘Dance About Architecture’

Something astonishing happened on September 22nd of this year. For the first time in roughly three years, we saw a film in the cinema! My wife and I had been anticipating “Moonage Daydream,” the Brett Morgen film on David Bowie, … Continue reading

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“I Am A Cliché” Film Paints a Portrait Of Poly Styrene In Both Dayglo And Shadow

I’ve been eager to see this film for over a year now, and last night I was able to stream it from one of my local arts cinemas. ” The film was a look at the turbulent life and times … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 9]

[…continued from last post] We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention one more project that The Blow Monkeys were involved in during 1987 that you might have heard of. An album that sold 37 million copies called the “Dirty Dancing” … Continue reading

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The Golden Era Of Tower Records Revisited In “All Things Must Pass” Documentary

I had probably heard about the making of this film, by Colin Hanks [scion of Tom] a few years back and my wife came to mention it to me recently as she was buying films on DVD for the library … Continue reading

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Sparks Brothers Film A Compelling Look At The Mael’s Creative Lives

After months of anticipation, the Summer Of Sparks® is finally underway when “The Sparks Brothers” was available on Video On Demand on July 9th in America. I missed the dicey Sundance Festival streaming and the film was not playing in … Continue reading

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“The Sparks Brothers” Is the Sparks Documentary We’ve Been Waiting A Half Century For

Great Googly-Moogly! Somehow this flew under my radar until this morning,this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a documentary on the iconic band Sparks made its premiere and on January 30th and February 1st, we actually could have seen this premiere, through … Continue reading

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‘New Wave: Dare To Be Different’ Charts WLIR-FM History In Fantastic New Documentary

This was certainly the week for Midge Ure appearances in music documentaries! First he figured in the Conny Plank film and now he’s even showing up in the menu for “New Wave: Dare To Be Different;” this fabtastic look at … Continue reading

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