Movie Review: “Session Men”

Movie Review: “Session Men”

I have written enthusiastically about music documentaries like “The Wrecking Crew,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown,” and “20 Feet From Stardom,” which told the stories of the people whose names you didn’t know while they...
Wish I’d Seen Them

Wish I’d Seen Them

Some friends who saw the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” were talking about how much they wish they’d been able to go to a Queen concert at the height of the band’s popularity. That led to a discussion of which acts from the past we each would have...

Conflicted About Chuck Berry

In my review of Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” I said that I was conflicted — I enjoyed the movie a lot, but couldn’t completely put his vile anti-Semitic remarks of a decade ago behind me. I’m even more conflicted about Chuck Berry,...
The Rock Hall

The Rock Hall

I was in Ohio for a few days last week looking at colleges with my daughter, and we made a couple of Hall of Fame stops. Literally. The first was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, which I’d visited before, about 6 years ago. It’s a six-story...