Tagged: music

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Stunt Rock: Forever, by David Bax

Given that the Jackass franchise has, of late, been exuberantly embraced by the cinephile set, this is an ideal time for a restoration and re-release of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s ridiculous but infectiously exciting 1978 film Stunt Rock. Like a standard iteration...

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Deep Blues: Goin’ Down South, by David Bax

Easily the biggest problem with far too many of today’s music documentaries is that they don’t have enough music. Or they do but they let their windbag talking head interviewees pontificate over it, self-defeatingly turning the very reason for the...

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised): Things Come Together, by David Bax

Over the course of Questlove’s Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), multiple comparisons are drawn between Woodstock and the concert series the film depicts. There are even comparisons specifically between the footage we’re seeing and...

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FTA: Fun, Travel, Adventure, by David Bax

Right now is probably not the most ideal time to be touting a movie’s new restoration overseen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The scandal over that organization’s lack of diversity is only the latest controversy to plague Francine Parker’s...