And the Oscar Goes To… Not a Clue

Currently browsing the "Bruce Springsteen" tag.

Nashville Film Festival Rundown

This was my first time (virtually) attending the Nashville Film Festival.  It is close enough for me to drive over, but that was not possible this time around. They had a great slate of films spread over a week. But sadly a lot of the films I’d have loved to see were only available in person, mostly the big prestige flicks. Nevertheless, I did get to see quite a few worthy films from the comfort of my couch. Below is my rundown.

The films are: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road; Fanny: The Right to Rock; Everybody is Looking for some Light; Poser; Leftover Feelings: A Studio B Revival; 7 Days; Window Boy Would Also Like To Have A Submarine; Potato Dreams; Porcupine; The Good Traitor; Huda’s Salon; Green Sea; Ayar; Luzzu.

Review: Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

Letter to You is a must-see documentary for fans of the Boss, and a should-see documentary for everyone else! The man – and the music- are simply mesmerizing. Perhaps I’m a tad biased, having spent a small fortune pre-pandemic to see Springsteen on Broadway (twice). But I can honestly say I enjoyed this documentary more than the filmed version of the stage show and more than last year’s cinematic filmed version of his melancholy album Western Stars

Review: Blinded by the Light

I’m a devoted Springsteen fan. I’ve seen him in concert several times, recently spent a boatload of cash to see him on Broadway – twice – and easily recall popping a ‘Born in the USA’ cassette tape in and out of my Sony Walkman throughout the mid-1980s. So when it comes to the film Blinded by the Light, I totally get it. The Boss – and this cinematic tribute to his music, message and influence – both rock.

20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet From Stardom is one of those documentaries that’s just plain fun, and interesting to watch – for the music and the story. It’s not quite as good as 2002’s Standing in the Shadow of Motown (about the backup musicians “The Funk Brothers”), or as focused as last year’s Searching for Sugarman, but it does give some incredibly talented, mostly female backup singers their due… their long overdue due!