The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – So I have never actually seen a Nicholas Roeg film, except for The Witches and I last saw that over 15 years ago. He’s a director held in a fairly high regard; he has several films in the Criterion Collection (this one included). Now in the six … Continue reading

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Velvet Goldmine (1998) – There’s been a number of odd scenes that have sprung up around musical styles. Punk is my favorite, but the 70s also saw the rise of glam rock. Now I never could get into the whole elaborate makeup, expertly coiffed hairstyles, and outlandish outfits (hell, I can barely be bothered to … Continue reading

Young@Heart (2007)

Young@Heart (2007) — Holy shit, one of the most moving and inspiring documentaries I’ve ever fucking seen.  It makes you think about music and how it has this weird power over people.  In some of these cases I think this choir is keeping them alive.  Plus it is just hilarious watching septu- and octogenarians tackle … Continue reading