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Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen
In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us
"...cliche that a play is merely a series of talking heads, going nowhere except where language can take them...."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

RBG
Loving look at the Supreme Court member, and unlikely pop culture icon
"...a female law student and her many legal victories. Talking heads – including NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Gloria Steinem, Bill..."

May 4, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added
"...joined by a massive musical flashback, with members of Talking Heads and Television discussing the importance and legacy of..."

Jan. 30, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

78/52
An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho
"...of the sociological theorizing voiced by a variety of talking heads here may prompt some eye-rolling, the frame-by-frame dissection..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Whose Streets?
A you-are-there portrait of the tragedy in Ferguson
"...police officer who shot Brown. This is not a talking-heads kind of documentary. The voices heard here belong to..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Page Two: Hey Hey, My My
Jonathan Demme will never die
"...Street, being in Texas to shoot a number of Talking Heads concerts to prep for Stop Making Sense. He..."

May 12, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Doc on the men behind the astronauts
"...Apollo missions. Utilizing every device in the documentary toolkit (talking heads, archival footage, computer animation, and the ubiquitous and..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

20th Century Women
Bening shines in this tender, heartfelt film
"...figure out how to dance to Black Flag and Talking Heads...."

Jan. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Terry Allen Revisits His Definitive Albums
Lubbock musician on Juarez and Lubbock (On Everything)
"..."Red Dirt" country artists, to New York with (famously) ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. Like his visual art, Allen's..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Under the Shadow
A mother and her son are stuck in a war zone in this Iranian horror film
"...To paraphrase Talking Heads, life during wartime ain’t no party, especially if..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sunday ACL Fest Face-Off: LCD Soundsystem vs. Mumford & Sons
Digital or analog?
"...Musical influences: Talking Heads, Siouxsie & the Banshees, New Order..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

A Hologram for the King
Tom Hanks stars in this seriocomic take on Dave Eggers’ 2012 novel
"...Run. Hanks’ Alan Clay bounds into view singing the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” in front of carnivalesque..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City of Gold
Eat out with Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic
"...One of the talking heads in City of Gold makes the case for..."

April 15, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Meru
Doc recounts efforts of American mountain climbers to ascend Meru Peak
"...the making of this film. (Some also double as talking heads, giving their on-camera perspectives regarding narrative elements.) That..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Best of Enemies
The 1968 debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal are legend
"...great live television and a harbinger of the split-screen talking heads who argue both sides of an issue, which..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Live From New York!
Forty years of a landmark show should yield more than an 82-minute doc
"...with limited crew and a grab bag of other talking heads (Brian Williams, Adam Horovitz, Bill O’Reilly), do sit..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Green Prince
The son of a Hamas leader becomes an Israeli spy and searches for a moral center.
"...down as it goes along, depending too much on talking heads, repeated footage, and dramatic reenactments...."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

America: Imagine the World Without Her
Another book by conservative political commentator Dinesh D'Souza gets the documentary treatment.
"...Combining talking heads, documentary footage, and creative historical reenactments, this professionally..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
This film is a loving valentine to an unsung hero of the entertainment industry who's had an astonishing career.
"...Supermensch chronicles this trajectory through anecdotes remembered by famous talking heads who good-naturedly tease Gordon and sometimes genially dispute..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Muscle Shoals
The Alabama town that birthed two music studios and inspired great recordings by Aretha, the Rolling Stones, and scores more is viewed in this laid-back documentary.
"...music history with equal measures of affection and respect. Talking heads like Keith Richards and Bono speak about the..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bloomsday Confidential
Under the covers with James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
"...of Kathleen Chalfant as Molly, as well as the talking-heads literary commentary offered by the likes of Edna O'Brien..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

This Must Be the Place
In this odd but intriguing concoction, Sean Penn disappears into the strange body of a retired goth rock god who leaves his Dublin castle and goes on a road trip across America to hunt a Nazi prison guard.
"...fluid cinematography by Luca Bigazzi. David Byrne – whose Talking Heads tune provides the movie’s elliptically apt title –..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Atlas isn't the only one to shrug off this tiresome load of Ayn Rand – but with poor production values.
"...Sean Hannity and Juan Williams have cameos as television talking heads.) And that brings up another curious transposition from..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Invisible War
The shockingly rampant problem of rape in all branches of the U.S. military is the subject of this Kirby Dick documentary.
"...Though constructed primarily as a talking-heads documentary by Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Searching for Sugar Man
Rodriguez, a Seventies-era singer/songwriter who flopped in America, became a superstar in South Africa, unbeknownst to him. This documentary uncovers the legend.
"...that keep the film from feeling too heavy with talking heads. The gladdening coda has continued, post film release,..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Marley
Stir it Up: Finally, there's an authoritative film biography of Bob Marley.
"...documentaries he has made with such figures as the Talking Heads and Neil Young as he is for his..."

April 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Top Chef Texas, Week 13: Life on Two Wheels
The chefs go mobile in an homage to "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"
"...out of bed wearing a blazer and boxers. Lindsay talking heads that her family was disappointed that she pursued..."

Feb. 6, 2012 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

Page Two: Eyes Wide Open
Obama supporters aren't as disillusioned as polls and pundits would have you believe
"...with whom I'm really not that close. We'll be talking politics. There will be a pause in the conversation,..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
The work of this elusive songwriter and curmudgeonly frontman of the Magnetic Fields is examined in this sympathetic documentary.
"...breakout concept albums 69 Love Songs). There are celebrity talking heads – Neil Gaiman, Sarah Silverman, and Daniel Handler,..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Although it's conventionally made, this documentary offers a streamlined and resonant account of recent history.
"...documentary's conventional storytelling methods. The filmmakers use lots of talking heads, dramatically filmed historical photographs, spooky music, and re-enactments..."

April 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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