I Am Not Your Negro (DVD)

Tackling racism in America via documentary is certainly not a new thing, however directing Raoul Peck manages to put forth one of the most fascinating examples in recent memory. Continue reading “I Am Not Your Negro (DVD)”

Kane Liostro – Feel Again

Kane Liostro – Feel Again

Talented songwriter and producer Kane Liostro has released a new single called “Feel Again”, the song is poppy and fun. Kane voice blends well with the music and the performance is highlighted by the masterful production. The video itself is funny and sexy, really summery as well. I think that fans of performers like Ed Sheeran or John Mayer would enjoy Kane’s music, due to the quality of lyrics and his vocal abilities. I think that this song would do really well with the music festival crowds in the US and abroad.

 

 

Kane Liostro – Feel Again

Time Stands Still (DVD)

Rush has always been a polarizing band: you either hate ‘em or you love ‘em (and I’m talking fanatical love here). Nowhere is that more apparent than on this documentary about the legendary Canadian band and their fans. Filmed in 2015 when the band was in the middle of their 40th anniversary tour, one many assumed would be the band’s last. Continue reading “Time Stands Still (DVD)”

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series Blu-ray (DVD)

Long before shows like Black Mirror, there was The Twilight Zone. Arguably the greatest intellectual Sci-Fi series ever created for TV. CBS/DVD has finally put out all 156 episodes of this groundbreaking show, across 24 discs. Continue reading “The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series Blu-ray (DVD)”

Grinder: The Complete First Season

Grinder was proof that network television channels are capable of creating original, smart comedies; That witty sitcoms were no longer just meant for cable stations. Then again, Grinder was also proof that network channels are also clueless enough to kill a great thing after just one season. Continue reading “Grinder: The Complete First Season”

Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever (Time Life)

The 1983 TV special Motown 25 was a defining moment in TV for many. Michael Jackson was at one of the highest peaks in his career and he slayed the crowd with hit after hit. It was also the moment when the world first discovered what Moonwalking was, as Jackson demonstrated it for the first time publicly on “Billie Jean.” Despite that pop cultural moment, the show was crammed with a slew of stellar performances: a temporarily reunited Jackson 5 singing “I Want You Back,” Marvin Gaye delivering a poignant “What’s Going On” (he would be killed just a year later) and Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross offering one of the best duets in modern memory with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Continue reading “Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever (Time Life)”

Amateur Night At City Hall: The Story of Frank Rizzo

Frank Rizzo may not be as infamous nationally as Huey Long or Rod Blagojevich, but in Philly, depending on what neighborhood you visit, he was either the city’s savior or the most corrupt politician ever to serve as mayor of Philadelphia. Amateur Night At City Hall, originally released in 1978 does a decent job of trying to remain objective while still managing to accurately cover the rise of Rizzo from beat cop, to police commissioner to mayor of Philadelphia (1972 – to-1980). Continue reading “Amateur Night At City Hall: The Story of Frank Rizzo”

Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise

Legendary Reggae/Dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry has always been an odd cat, so it’s appropriate that any documentary about him be just as quirky. Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise is far from ordinary, but a fun, peculiar look at the godfather’s of Jamaican music. Continue reading “Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise”