Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – The Revolution Will Finally Be Televised
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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – The Revolution Will Finally Be Televised

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson The Revolution Will Finally Be Televised By Jay S. Jacobs “The revolution will not be televised.” When recording artist and poet Gil Scott-Heron first wrote that line in 1970, he probably wasn’t thinking of the Harlem Cultural Festival, which had been run the summer before. Or perhaps he was, as he was … Continue reading

Summer of Soul (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Summer of Soul (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) (2021) Featuring Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Mavis Staples, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock, Sal Masakela, Sheila E., Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Denise Oliver-Velez and archival footage of Nina Simone, BB King, David Ruffin, The Fifth Dimension, Mahalia Jackson, Moms Mabley, Abbey Lincoln, … Continue reading

Mary J. Blige’s My Life (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mary J. Blige’s My Life (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MARY J. BLIGE’S MY LIFE (2021) Featuring Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Tyler Perry, Method Man, Nas, Andre Harrell, Big Bub, Chucky Thompson, Anita Baker, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta and Jeff Redd. Directed by Vanessa Roth. Distributed by Amazon Studios. 82 minutes. Rated R. This documentary pretty much specifically focuses on Blige’s … Continue reading

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT (2021) Featuring Rita Moreno, Eva Longoria, George Chakiris, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Héctor Elizondo, Karen Olivo, Justina Machado, Sonia Manzano, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mitzi Gaynor, Chita Rivera, Morgan Freeman, Norman Lear, Terrence McNally, Steven Spielberg, Todd Grinnell, Rep. Jackie Speier, Sonia Sotomayer, Tom Fontana, Frances … Continue reading

The Sparks Brothers (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Sparks Brothers (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE SPARKS BROTHERS (2021) Featuring Ron Mael, Russell Mael, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Beck, Flea, Jonathan Ross, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Visconti, Mike Myers, Giorgio Moroder, Fred Armisen, Neil Gaiman, Earle Mankey, Harley Feinstein, Todd Rundgren, Nick Heyward, Steve Jones, John Hewlett, Christi Haydon, Leslie Bohem, Björk, Alex Kapranos, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, … Continue reading

Sergio Mendes – More than Nothing
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Sergio Mendes – More than Nothing

Sergio Mendes More than Nothing By Jay S. Jacobs With a musical career spanning about 60 years now, Sergio Mendes is as responsible as just about anyone (with the possible exception of Antonio Carlos Jobim) for bringing Brazilian music to the world. Many of the highs of his fascinating career are explored in the new … Continue reading

J Balvin – You Can’t Take Medellín Out of the Boy
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J Balvin – You Can’t Take Medellín Out of the Boy

J Balvin You Can’t Take Medellín Out of the Boy By Jay S. Jacobs In recent years, Reggaetón has become the world music of Latin America. Perhaps the greatest ambassador for the musical style is international superstar José Álvaro Osorio Balvin, better known by his stage name of J Balvin. Balvin has sold over 35 … Continue reading

Tiny Tim: King for a Day (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Tiny Tim: King for a Day (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

TINY TIM: KING FOR A DAY Featuring Jonas Mekas, Richard Barone, Susan M. Khaury Wellman, Johnny Pineapple, Justin A. Martell, Eddie Rabin, Bernie Stein, Bobby Gonsalves, DA Pennebaker, Wavy Gravy, Harve Mann, Ron De Blasio, Tommy James, Richard Perry, Artie Butler, George Schlatter, Pat Barreat, Sherrye Weinstein, Rita Ritz, Tulip Stewart, Will Friedwald and archival … Continue reading

Still Life in Lodz (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Still Life in Lodz (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

STILL LIFE IN LODZ (2019) Featuring Lilka Elbaum, Paul Celler, Roni Ben Ari, Elzbieta I Boguslaw Biskcupscy, Ryszard Bonislawski, Stefan Brajter, Felicja Chorazkiewicz, Krystyna Gorecka, Lilliana I Jankiel Mitelmanowie, Patrycja Ulanska, Lilka Ulevic, Joanna Zielinska-Ulevic, Theresa Zielinska and Jan Zielinski. Written by Lilka Elbaum and Slawomir Grunberg. Directed by Slawomir Grünberg. Distributed by Log TV. … Continue reading

The People vs. Agent Orange (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The People vs. Agent Orange (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE PEOPLE VS. AGENT ORANGE (2021) Featuring Bruce Anderson, André Bouny, William Bourdon, Heather Bowser, Dr. James Clary, Thomas Daschle, Darrell Ivy, Amélie Lefebvre, Kieu Viet Hong, Kieu Viet Lien, Kieu Xuan Long, Jonathan Moore, Laura Petrou, Bertrand Repolt, Peter Sills, Renee Stringham, Susan Swift, Thieu Kieu Lam Ngoc, Tran Thi Que Nga, Tran To … Continue reading