The Best Music Movies And Documentaries

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MOVIES Love And Mercy (2014)Amadeus (1984)Cadillac Records (2008)Drumline (2002)The Music Lovers (1971)Ray (2004)El Cantante (2006)Selena (1997)Hendrix (2000)Elvis (2005)Great Balls Of Fire (1989)Nowhere Boy (2010)The Buddy Holly Story (1978)Shine (1996)The Music Never Stopped (2011)Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)Bird: Charlie Parker (1988)La Bamba (1987)Mo' Better Blues (1990)The Doors (1991)Get On Up (2014)The Jazz Singer (1980)Pirate Radio (2009)Why Do Fools … Continue reading The Best Music Movies And Documentaries

All You Need is Ears III

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INDIA In the western world, many of us have come to be inspired by and appreciate India's best classical music thanks to The Beatles' musical curiosity and courage. They introduced the sitars' sound (just like earlier they had used the Cuban bongos on "Till There Was You" and "And I love Her") on "Norwegian Wood", … Continue reading All You Need is Ears III

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

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In Rome, Salvatore (Jacques Perrin) has received a message from his mother who lives in Giancaldo, Sicily. Turning his face away from the woman lying next to him, pretending to sleep, he begins reminiscing. He hasn't gone back in thirty years. It's time to return. When he was a kid, everyone called him Toto. As … Continue reading Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

5 Eye-Opening Documentaries

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The following documentaries have the potential of changing your life: STICKY: A (SELF) LOVE STORY (2016) This extraordinary informative and funny documentary deals with the M word. This is the word people don't want to admit to, feel ashamed by, and chastise others for. What word is that? Murder? Not. Money? Nah. Masturbation! Still taboo, … Continue reading 5 Eye-Opening Documentaries

All You Need Is Ears II

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ITALY Yes, love is overrated and inflated, but still, love is all we need; even if it's just a dream, it's worthy. Remember your first? Unforgettable. Love songs are not the same today. Neither is love, although there are love songs that never die, no matter how our current "modern" innovations have changed our social … Continue reading All You Need Is Ears II

Malena

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In a small town in Sicily, during the last years of dictator Mussolini, lives young and beautiful Malena (Monica Bellucci). Since her husband left for the war, she has become the object of desire of most men in that place. The women hate her with the same passion. Her only sin is her attractiveness and … Continue reading Malena

The Exonerated

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Contrary to the empty thrills of most horror movies and their ridiculous premises, sometimes real terror happens to people who find themselves wrongfully accused and convicted of heinous crimes. Some even pay with their lives, as director Bob Balaban presents in this 2005 film. This is not a conventional movie; there's no recreation of events … Continue reading The Exonerated

All You Need is Ears

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A LITTLE RANT ABOUT "MY" MUSIC AND LIFE I've loved music since I was 5 years old. I wasn't born with the talent to play it, but I'm a devoted fan. I used to spend hours listening to my uncle's Soviet- made short wave radio while sitting at my home porch, back in Cuba, my … Continue reading All You Need is Ears

Mr. Holland’s Opus

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A beautiful and touching story about a composer (Richard Dreyfuss) whose dream is to make his living by creating music and ultimately his own opus. However, life has other plans for him. We meet Mr. Holland on his first day as a high school music teacher in the early 1960's. He rushes home every day … Continue reading Mr. Holland’s Opus

Genius

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Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth) edited Hemingway's and Fitzgerald's books, and besides his admiration, he became their friend. Naturally, the same happened when Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) walked into his office one New York ordinary day in 1929. Expecting to hear the usual dreadful words from the editor: "we regret to inform you we're not interested", … Continue reading Genius