The New Beverly’s two-night tribute is a great way to remember Lou Reed

Wed.-Thu., 11/13-11/14, L.A.s New Beverly Cinema pays tribute to the late Lou Reed (sob!) with a double bill: the real attraction here is Berlin on the big screen. Julian Schnabel's concert movie draws from the December 2006 shows when Lou Reed performed his infamous 1973 concept album Berlin live for the first time. Read more [...]

This week in NYC: David Bowie’s film career looks good in retrospect

This week in New York, The Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts a retrospective of David Bowie's film and video work — a collection of almost nothing but cult movies and intriguing rarities. A couple of the more obscure entries in Bowie's acting resume are what make this series stand out. Read more [...]

‘Sound City’: Dave Grohl, “rhymes with rock n’ roll” *

Even if you’ve never heard of the L.A. recording studio Sound City, you’ve definitely heard it, in a sense, given how many famous albums were recorded there. Dave Grohl's documentary Sound City is a candid and funny recap of 40 years of L.A. music history — and also an elegy for analog culture. Read more [...]