In a decade where the Beatles, Twiggy and Steve McQueen were regarded as hip and cool, Dean Martin was the rare middle aged personality that achieved success in a culture rapidly becoming taken over by a younger generation. His popularity was huge. At a time when rockers were dominating the charts, his recording of “Everybody … More Dean Martin: 1960’s Cool
One word best describes Neil Young: prolific. Not only has he produced a new album about every year of his career, his is busy remastering and releasing his old catalog. Along the way he has dug into his archives to release old Buffalo Springfield demos and alternate takes. He has also reached back into … More Neil Young: His Back Pages
The name might be familiar, it has been part of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, but recently, just David Crosby. Crosby, or Croz as he is frequently known, is a survivor of the 1960s, drug addiction, a liver transplant, a stretch in a Texas prison, and the highs and … More David Crosby: Deja Who?
You can show me anything Judi Dench does and I’ll watch it. She’s my red velvet cake, delicious performances every time out. She has played Queen Victoria before and this time delivers an equally strong performance. For me, she was Meryl Streep before Meryl Streep – strong roles and great performances. And she gets better … More Victoria & Abdul
Thirty-eight years after last working together, they are together again in a Netflix produced film called Our Souls at Night. This is the fourth pairing and long overdue. This film did not generate much publicity, stars in their seventies and eighties usually do not, but there were not two hotter stars in the 1970s than … More Fonda and Redford
One day you wake up and you’re not the young turk anymore, or even the guy moving toward the top of the ladder – you are the guy other people wonder when you’ll submit your retirement papers. Time passes quickly. It’s over before you know it. Life goes faster as you get older. Cue Sinatra … More Passing the Torch