Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Being “different” or “against the norm” has become more acceptable in today’s society. It is embraced and promoted to create a wider understanding of compassion and comradery. Obviously this was not always the case but what some may not consider is how much music plays a part in this. Music has always been able to … Continue reading Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

With all of today’s technology and social media giving us information at an unprecedented rate, it is always exciting to discover unknown facts and news pieces. Documentaries offer a glimpse of subjects and topics the viewer might have known little to nothing about before watching. A sign of a good documentary is one that is … Continue reading Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Like many of us I enjoy listening to music from all eras and genres. I truly believe that music has a power that can affect a person to their core. For myself I feel it as a release to be able to enjoy bands live and share that experience with a crowd of people. Although … Continue reading Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Most people who hear the word art would likely associate it with museums, galleries, sculptures and paintings. There is of course a multitude of layers when it comes to art and what people perceive art to be. I would be the first to say that I have seen things considered art and not completely understood … Continue reading Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

God Knows Where I Am

We tend to take life for granted. We walk through each day as it is any other with the same worries and doubts as everyone else. The thought of another person’s tragedies and hardships are not our concern; unless of course, those issues are attached to someone we are close to. The state of our … Continue reading God Knows Where I Am

The Last Laugh

Directed by Ferne Pearlstein No one has the right to declare something funny or unfunny; it is all a matter of personal taste. One would think something as simple as comedy would not be such a hot topic but it is. In today’s ultra PC world, it is hard to defend yourself when someone else … Continue reading The Last Laugh

Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey – 2012

If you’re a music fan then it’s more than likely you’ve hummed or sang along with Journey. Since the early 1970’s they’ve been entertaining thousands of fans with their pop rock anthems from Wheel in the Sky, Any Way You Want It, Open Arms and of course Don’t Stop Believin’. When singer/song writer/front man Steve … Continue reading Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey – 2012

My Amityville Horror – 2012

I would assume anyone into horror would know about The Amityville Horror. Most might be familiar with the remake starring Ryan Reynolds back from 2005 and others might recall the original version from 1979 starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder. In either case the story is the same as it is “based on true events”. … Continue reading My Amityville Horror – 2012

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay – 2012

Part of this years New York Film Festival Series: On the Arts was the culmination of a 10 year plus journey for directors Molly Bernstein & Alan Edelstein in which they presented their documentary film Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay. The film follows who many consider The Greatest Sleight of Hand … Continue reading Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay – 2012