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For Film Comment: On Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story

For my fourth “Present Tense” column at Film Comment (archive here, thus far), I wrote about the WONDER that is Martin Scorsese’s new documentary (or should I say “documentary”?) about Bob Dylan’s 1975 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour.

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Film Comment podcast: On Amazing Grace, Aretha, and concert films, in general

Had a great time on the latest Film Comment podcast, talking with Andrew Chan (web editor for the Criterion Collection), and Nicolas Rapold (Film Comment editor-in-chief) about Amazing Grace, the long-awaited concert film of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel concert. (In … Continue reading

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I Hate Lists, But … The Best Movies of 2016

The Roger Ebert contributors each submitted our own individual Top 10 Lists for 2016 – compiled here. As mentioned in the introduction, the NUMBER of titles – all total – that show up on this list is a testament to … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Night (1964): Turning 50 and Coming to Theatres Again This Summer

A Hard Day’s Night, directed by Richard Lester, is turning 50 this year. To commemorate, the Criterion Collection is releasing the film in a gorgeous digital restoration with new sound mixes overseen by George Martin at Abbey Road Studios. There … Continue reading

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Review: Metallica: Through the Never (2013)

I saw Metallica’s 3-D concert film slash Dystopian Drama (yes, you heard that right!), Metallica: Through the Never. Here’s my review. Thought it was pretty great.

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Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (2012): Playing at the Film Forum

Lian Lunson’s new documentary, Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You is both a filming of the tribute concert to Canadian singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who died in 2010 at the age of 63, held at New York’s Town … Continue reading

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Review: TFF 2012: Pushkin’s Real Good! The Russian Winter

This review originally appeared on Capital New York. Standing with his bandmates on an ice-encrusted platform somewhere in Siberia, as workers chip the ice off the train wheels, Grammy-nominated artist and producer John Forté uses the word “quixotic,” casually, in … Continue reading

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