Tag Archive: Musicians

Inside LDStarring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver & John Goodman
Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

A struggling musician tries to make end meet in the dwindling folk scene of 1961 Greenwich Village.

Hang in there, Llewyn:
folk will be cool again in
just 50 short years.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
Inside Llewyn Davis is playing now in theaters nationwide.


Haiku Review: A Late Quartet (2012)

late quartetStarring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken & Imogen Poots
Screenplay by Yaron Zilberman and Seth Grossman
Directed by Yaron Zilberman

When their cellist announces his retirement, the members of a world-renowned string quartet find themselves confronting interpersonal turmoil.

These maestros do play
harmoniously, but this
tune lacks bravura.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
A Late Quartet is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

searching for sugar manFeaturing: Sixto Rodriguez
Directed by Malik Bendjelloul

A documentary about Sixto Rodriguez, who gave up his struggling singer/songwriter career in the 1970s after just two albums, only to discover nearly thirty years later that, in South Africa, he has achieved massive success and is something of a mysterious legend.

Could wherever I’m
famous please let me know now,
not in three decades?

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Searching for Sugar Man is playing now in select cities.