Still Bill

Still Bill – USA – 2010 – Documentary.   “A captivating, insightful, revealing and surprisingly moving documentary.”-NYC Movie Guru.  “There exists a rather tired bit of popular slang: “keeping it real”. Well I’m here to tell you that through this documentary you get to see a genuine person – no b.s., no window dressing –… Continue reading Still Bill

Gadjo Dilo

Gadjo Dilo – Roma/France/Romania – 1997 – Drama.  Director Tony Gatlif.  One of the best films about Roma (Gypsy) life in Eastern Europe today.  “Gatlif, of Algerian Roma heritage, is one of those rare, instinctive artists who seems wholly motivated by the desire to envelope viewers in his sense of intoxication with the world’s beauty… Continue reading Gadjo Dilo

Kolya

Kolya – Czech – 1997 – Comedy.  Winner of both the Oscar & Golden Globe for best foreign film.  The plot; womanizer-gets-transformed-when-stuck-with-child is becoming a tired cliche, but this film is by far the best of the lot.  It is enhanced by its setting – Prague at the end of the Communist era, and by… Continue reading Kolya

Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind

Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary. “One of the great talents of her or anyone else’s generation gets the royal treatment with this superb two-hour (with bonus material) documentary. It’s all here (via interviews, including conversations past and present with Mitchell herself, photos, generous helpings of concert… Continue reading Joni Mitchell – Woman of Heart and Mind

Touch the Sound

Touch the Sound – Germany – 2004 – Documentary.  “Educates in exhilarating ways, ways that are immediately applicable to how one lives one’s life.”-Newsday.  “Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s most celebrated percussionists, and has produced acclaimed work in the classical, pop, and avant-garde fields. Glennie’s collaborators include Icelandic avant-pop darling Björk, bluegrass-turned-jazz virtuoso… Continue reading Touch the Sound