Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
(ph: Stephen Shore)
Even without being a fervent fan there was no way not having felt Lou Reed's presence, and I mean from the 60s to this day. You can't overestimate The Velvet Underground's consisting influence, Walk on the Wild Side is on constant run on our Geman radio, Metal Machine Music still manages to puzzle its listeners, and there have been so many projects that have been slated by the press and fans. But Lou Reed never cared, he just went on doing his thing. And that's what being an artist is all about.
Although I knew her as a member of Henry Cow and their side projects, I truly became a fan of her music, when I saw the movie The Gold Diggers in 1983. Her soundtrack is a mesmerizing work of fragile beauty. From then on I was collecting her music, but strangely sometime in the 90s she stopped releasing any new work. Now we know why.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
This part of the series has the usual great production standard, but it hardly can conceal its status as an intermediary between the dramatic death and the finale of the series never gaining any momentum and ending in midair.
Maltin **1/2: "When the three pals are together it's enjoyable, even though their occasional squabbles have a repetitive ring to them. The moments of wizardry are vivid and exciting, but the film has an episodic feel, even more so than usual. Many of the familiar Potter characters are MIA or reduced to bit parts. The final scene leaves us in midair, and the result seems like more of a placeholder than a full-fledged movie."