ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1957
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 91 minutes

Part film noir, part melodrama, part Hitchcockian thriller, the film strives to be anything and everything and in many ways succeeds…


Posted on July 17, 2005 by

BOB DYLAN WORLD TOURS 1966-1974 (DVD)

BOB DYLAN WORLD TOURS 1966-1974 (DVD)
1 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 120 minutes

Narrow-minded, obnoxious and delusional, Gilbert is an admitted Dylan devotee whose monstrous presence throughout the course of the DVD makes Moore and Broomfield seem as unobtrusive as Frederick Wiseman…


Posted on May 14, 2005 by

THE MAGIC SUN (DVD)

THE MAGIC SUN (DVD)
4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 16 minutes

A 16-minute, black-and-white film comprised of negative stock of Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra…


Posted on May 11, 2005 by

GREENDALE (DVD)

GREENDALE (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

Neil Young’s influence on rock music over the last near-forty years is almost incalculable…


Posted on July 7, 2004 by

CUT-UP: THE FILMS OF GRANT MUNRO (DVD)

CUT-UP: THE FILMS OF GRANT MUNRO (DVD)
4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 110 minutes

Want a test? Try to watch Munro’s exuberantly awkward dance across an empty stage to the music of The Six and Seven-Eighths String Band of New Orleans in the rediscovered film “Six and Seven-Eighths” without smiling. It will prove extraordinarily difficult…


Posted on February 9, 2004 by

BOB MARLEY: THE LEGEND LIVE (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

Like popular music artists such as John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and Tupac Shakur, Bob Marley experienced infinitely more popularity since his death. And out of all four of them, Marley’s legacy may have the heaviest burden…


Posted on December 13, 2003 by

IN GOD WE TRUST, INC.: THE LOST TAPES (DVD)

IN GOD WE TRUST, INC.: THE LOST TAPES (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 60 minutes

The Dead Kennedys have become to punk fans what the band Pink Floyd was to classic rock fans in the mid-eighties…


Posted on November 4, 2003 by

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: GOD IS IN THE HOUSE

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: GOD IS IN THE HOUSE

A live concert filmed in Lyon, France in the summer of 2001, is disappointingly sedate…



Posted on November 4, 2003 by

SOME YOYO STUFF: AN OBSERVATION OF THE OBSERVATIONS OF DON VAN VLIET (DVD)

SOME YOYO STUFF: AN OBSERVATION OF THE OBSERVATIONS OF DON VAN VLIET (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 1993
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

Seemingly oblivious to the “real world” and prone to strange behavior…


Posted on May 26, 2003 by

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