For his extraordinary 12-year filming project, “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater encouraged his actors to bring elements of their lives over that period to the characters they played. When Ethan Hawke said that he had prepared a mix-CD for his own children […]
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performances in the United States — and the half century of great music — be sure to watch the CBS Grammy tribute tomorrow night, featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. […]
The Beatles’ second film is not the masterpiece of their first, “A Hard Day’s Night,” but it is colorful, funny, and exciting. And it also has a fabulous soundtrack including the title song and “You’re Going To Lose That Girl,” […]
Jessie Rifkin listened to every number one song in the history of the pop charts, from Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool” up through this week’s “ET” by Katy Perry and wrote about it for the Washington Post. He notes that […]
The Beatles used to send out special Christmas greetings to their fan club members: And they released “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” in 1968: Former Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon each created Christmas songs that have become seasonal favorites.
One of the greatest musicals of all time has a gorgeous new Criterion edition in honor of its 50th anniversary. The documentary style of this movie masks its tight construction, clever script, and sublime anarchy second only to the Marx […]