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The 11th Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio narrates this well-constructed – but oddly calm – documentary on global climate change aimed at the fence sitters, not the true believers.
"...something missing from The 11th Hour's lengthy procession of talking heads: a sense of maddened outrage. Most of the..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gay Sex in the 70s
Little more than a series of interviews with those who survived those times, interspersed with titillating soft-core clips from the archives, this documentary offers a sympathetic perspective of the post-Stonewall sexual liberation years in New York City.
"...view into a way of life that all the talking heads in the world can’t articulate. A novelty piece..."

March 10, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

In My Country
Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche star in this John Boorman political drama about the work of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
"...it is here; the film relies too heavily upon talking heads in the courtroom to convey the stories of..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Uncovered: The War on Iraq
The filmmaker, who is also responsible for the recent documentary Outfoxed, argues that intelligence data have been manipulated by this administration to justify the decision to go to war.
"...creeping sensation that this is going to be a talking-heads documentary, which Greenwald delivers in spades. Some of the..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What the #$*! Do We Know!?
Quantum physics, intent and possibility, science and fantasy … goofy cult or educational primer?
"...in this messily ambitious film; a number of the talking heads nattering on make genuinely interesting points regarding the..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Calle 54
Superstars of Latin jazz are captured as they perform in the studio.
"...and in the studio, not in the mouths of talking heads (except for one awkward montage explaining the African..."

June 22, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Stop Making Sense
"...good an idea as any to release this Jonathan Demme/Talking Heads performance documentary that is one of the very..."

Aug. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Uncut
"...unusual, to put it politely. On the one hand, talking heads righteously discuss how artists run afoul of the..."

April 9, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Coming Out Under Fire
"...newsreels, and training films. Yet it is mostly a “talking heads” documentary organized around recently recorded interviews with nine..."

Aug. 5, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sex Is...
"...these from-the-heart (and groin) monologues occasionally make for compelling talking heads: the black man telling of his S&M experiences..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Famine Within
"...fashion consultants to make her points. She punctuates her talking heads with fairly clumsy scenes of runway models dressed..."

Jan. 17, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Time to Bounce
Rapping with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, the funkiest Connecticut Yankees in King Arthur's Court
"...long-forgotten episode of American Bandstand in the late Seventies, Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth told Dick Clark, "We want..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Feature by John G. La Briola

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
Doc doesn't quite capture the spirit of the brilliant iconoclast
"...without revealing too much. You get the impression that talking about himself and his music made Zappa slightly uncomfortable..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Inside Job
This documentary, which is narrated by Matt Damon, illuminates the U.S. economic crisis with detailed yet engaging analysis.
"...Directed by: Charles Ferguson. These days, everyone is talking smack about the United States economy. Most of us..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Finding Gold in a Dust Bowl
Jenny Lewis, Bill Murray, and other nuggets from ACL
"...an esteemed lineup: one guy used to front the Talking Heads; another headed Creedence Clearwater Revival; a third stood..."

Oct. 1, 2008 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Talking Heads Stop Making Sense (Sire/Warner Bros.)
National Records
"...Talking HeadsStop Making Sense (Sire/Warner Bros.) If bands like Blondie..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Review by Margaret Moser

So Much Specialness
David Byrne's cult classic True Stories captured a lost Texas and a prescient picture of today
"...Turning the tables on conventional rebellion may have been Talking Heads' signature (Polo shirts to play CBGB, the big..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

Live Shots
"...With half of the 16-song set coming from his Talking Heads days, Byrne is clearly acknowledging the strength of..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Music Feature

Eye to Eye
David Byrne gets sincere
"...it through artistic expression. The lead singer of the Talking Heads, who were originally called the Artistics, left his..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Music Feature by David Lynch

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Found a Job
If your job isn't what you love, then something isn't right
"...It wasn't typical of rock song titles, but then Talking Heads weren't making typical rock music...."

Jan. 27, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Five Last-Minute New Year's Eve Picks
Make the last moments of 2014 count without tons of planning.
"...you rooftop access and food and drink extras. 5. Talking Heads House Party With HeartByrne..."

Dec. 29, 2014 Chron Events Post by Chrontourage

Stupidity
Could it be?: a study of human stupidity that's not, um …, stupid?
"...the subject of human stupidity. Nerenberg and the various talking heads he’s assembled credit this phenomenon – for want..."

May 21, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...a tour of the state, exploring Helms' background and talking to North Carolinians of diverse political persuasions about the..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

Talking Heads
Gift guide
"...Talking Heads..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Got Philosophy?
AFS Documentary Tour presents Examined Life
"...your mind around what it was they were actually talking about. Maybe it was just me, but I'll admit..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Step Up 2 the Streets
Romantic sparks fly (again) among students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
"...aware, there’s an epidemic plaguing our cities. I’m not talking about escalating crime rates or dilapidated schools, rotting infrastructure..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

SXSW Panel Recap: From CBGB to the World – A Downtown Diaspora
“Mushrooms grow in the dark”
"...“We were all poor,” recalled Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth of the mid-Seventies. “None of..."

March 17, 2018 SXSW Post by Tim Stegall

Inside Out
Audacity is matched by artistry in the latest Pixar crowd-pleaser
"...Inc., Up), Inside Out personifies the voices in our heads, giving them shape and a common cause: in this..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

'Face Off' Recap: Double the Work, Half the Pay-Off
Giant successes and monstrous mistakes this week on SyFy's FX show
"...The original Jack fairy tale has giants with multiple heads. Singer's film has two-headed giants. Can you see where..."

Feb. 17, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How Music Works
Talking Head gets wonky
"...we're likely to get from the Scottish-born co-founder of Talking Heads. That's unfortunate because descriptions/illustrations of CBGB, plus the..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

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