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Betty Davis-They Say I’m Different

Read "Betty Davis-They Say I’m Different" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Betty Davis
Betty Davis-They Say I'm Different
Native Voice Films
2018

The incisive documentary Betty--They Say I'm Different chronicled the humble beginnings and explosive career of the '70s trail blazer, composer and vocalist Betty Davis. Her bold music and incendiary stage persona was light- years ahead of the existing social ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me

Read "Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me
A film by Olivia Lichtenstein
BBC Films / Wasted Talent / Storyvault Films / Tempo Entertainment
2019

“The Love I Lost," “I Miss You," “If You Don't Know Me By Now," “Bad Luck" and “Wake Up." These are all unforgettable hits by Harold Melvin & ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Bridges To Bremen

Read "Bridges To Bremen" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Rolling Stones
Bridges To Bremen
Eagle Rock
2010

Stunned by the brilliant pacing of the two and half hours plus that comprises the Rolling Stones' Bridges To Bremen, it's easy to see why Paul Sexton turns borderline breathless during the course of his essay in the booklet enclosed in the ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus - Deluxe Edition

Read "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus - Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Rolling Stones
Rock And Roll Circus Deluxe Edition
ABKCO
2019

The limited Deluxe Edition of The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus may rescue the film from remaining (arguably) one of the lost artifacts of contemporary rock and roll. Originally set for 2019 release in this format while the ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things

Read "Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Just One Of Those Things
Ella Fitzgerald
Eagle Rock
90 minutes
2019

In the public mind, Ella Fitzgerald was unarguably one of the great jazz figures of the twentieth century. She mightn't be fetishized the way Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Chet Baker have been--there wasn't quite ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Buddy Bolden: Out of History's Shadows

Read "Buddy Bolden: Out of History's Shadows" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Bolden
Directed by Daniel Pritzker
Abramorama; King Bolden LLC
Release Date: May 3, 2019

Buddy Bolden was a legendary African American jny: New Orleans cornet player at the turn of the twentieth century. His career was cut short by a psychiatric condition initially diagnosed as alcoholic psychosis but ...