It's not by design, but the fifth installment of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival is so packed with music-oriented films, both narrative and documentary, that it makes a pretty damn good music festival all by itself -- complete with several live performances. Pairing music with films has always bee ... More >>
Jonathan Demme directs Journeys, a documentary aboout the Canadian singer-songwriter.
A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>
Holiday Feast, Extra Stuffing
Talking Heads concert film is a good reason to stay up late
As one of rock's premier songwriters, guitarists and even vocalists - that reedy tenor grows on you, big-time - Neil Young's body of work is second only to Bob Dylan's in terms of quality-to-amount ratio. But Young, who turns 63 today, is and has been many other things: cerebral-palsy activist, Farm ... More >>
Anne Hathaway makes a compelling bad girl in Jonathan Demme's pedestrian family drama
Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak
Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour, and ends up with the same old narrative
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
A conversation with director James Longley
Children of Men and the value of an unedited shot
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle
Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
Jonathan Demme does Charade in his own carefree way
Adam Sandler is deliberately disturbing in Punch-Drunk Love
Dreamy Red Dragon completes the Hannibal boxed set
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Joy Ride parlays a CB radio prank into genuine highway horror
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
More adversaries than partners, Silence and Hannibal actively work against each other
Stop Making Sense
Post-slavery Beloved unleashes emotions
Personalities are as diverse as the art at Blaffer Gallery
July 2 - 8, 1998
In Ulee's Gold, Victor Nunez's sticky-sweet direction lacks sting
Grosse Pointe Blank aims high and hits its target
Hollywood emerges from its AIDS innocence to produce the engaging, but predictable, Philadelphia