Tag: Francis Ford Coppola

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dementia 13”

The most influential figure on the new Hollywood era was Roger Corman. He’s the one who gave Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Monte...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 5, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Film, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1973: “American Graffiti”

Could this be the best thing George Lucas ever made?...

Film, Spinning Discs

Spinning Discs: Starry Nights

Code Blu this week with Elvis, Marilyn, Tom, and Sly....


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: Angels over Berlin in “Wings of Desire”

The extras-rich Criterion Collection version of Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (1987) is perfectly timed to seize the moment. The subject...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Joe Jackson, “The Trial”

No, not that Joe Jackson. This week, Scott Malchus ruminates on the nature of creativity, his relationship with his father, and his...


Film, Film Reviews, No Concessions

No Concessions: Summer Shorts, with Woody, Coppola, “Tony Manero,” and Zowie Bowie

Got your ticket stub, your popcorn, and your extra large soda? Meet Bob Cashill in the No Concessions lobby, where he's waiting to tell you...


The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Paradox of Poverty

There is a sentiment, shared by many followers of great art, that monetary success strips an artist of his inspiration. It is the idea that...


DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum”

I don’t think it’s boastful to say that I know a little bit about music. I’m old, so I’ve been playing and...


The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Disaster Movie!

The average movie is mediocre at best. This is not meant as an insult to hardworking filmmakers. The simple fact of the matter is that few...