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SXSW Film
Daily reviews and interviews
"...his more recent forays into visual art, the former Talking Heads frontman rarely bores anyone watching. That would bode..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Ballroom Dancing
SXSW panels
"...introduce topics and let Seymour Stein of Sire Records, Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, and Blondie drummer..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Earth Days
Directed with a flawless eye and judicious craft, this documentary is an informative and nonpolemic look at the birth of the modern environmental movement.
"...gallows-humoresques. Stone has lined up an impressive array of talking heads – Stewart Brand of The Whole Earth Catalog;..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep is irresistible as Julia Child as is Nora Ephron's direction, but Amy Adams' Julie Powell is a dud – a mousy, grouchy irritant.
"...singing, with a tip of the hat to the Talking Heads, “lobster killer, qu'est-ce que c'est?”), Ephron jogs the..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

ACL Fest Saturday Picks
The blurbing of ACL 2008
"...both bolstered and overshadowed by its producer, Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, the Modern Lovers), but he certainly honed the..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature

Off the Record
Daniel Johnston-inspired rock opera Speeding Motorcycle rolls into town with Kathy McCarty riding shotgun, Transmission Entertainment gains another foothold on Red River, and the Black & White Years get Real! In Color! with the Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison
"...it, that included Velvet Revolver shredder Slash and former Talking Head and Modern Lover Jerry Harrison. "He came to..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Christa Palazzolo: City Folk
Christa Palazzolo was an astounding painter before she left Austin for New York, but her solo show at 1906 Gallery shows that her artistic skill has only deepened
"...Palazzolo piece in its "Grid" show. It was titled Talking Heads, and it was a series of eight portraits..."

March 16, 2007 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Death of a President
More sleight of hand than persuasive drama, this what-if story about the aftermath of a presidential assassination is technically seamless but dramatically hollow.
"...fictional assassination of President George W. Bush in 2007. Talking heads pontificate about the film's immorality without having seen..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sketches of Frank Gehry
The controversial architect is brought into focus by veteran filmmaker Sydney Pollack.
"...sculptures that people can occupy, as a series of talking heads attests. (Painter Schnabel, who lives in a Gehry..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Jonathan Demme dreams us back to the golden age of performance films, in which Neil Young unfolds his latest album Prairie Wind in concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
"...already counts a musical one-of-a-kind in his catalog: the Talking Heads’ eternally big-limbed Stop Making Sense (1984). The director’s..."

March 17, 2006 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Grid
Scale is the theme in "Grid," where every artwork is on the same scale:4 feet by 8 feet, and the show is worth the visit
"...Christa Palazzolo contributes a delicious series of eight Talking Heads. In a confident pop style, she pokes fun..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Arts Review by Rachel Koper

In the Realms of the Unreal
The strange artwork and life of primitivist Harry Darger is given dimension by master documentarist Jessica Yu.
"...result is a million miles away from your standard-issue talking-heads format (though Yu does interview the few people who..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Moog
An admiring documentary about Robert Moog, the inventor of the music synthesizer.
"...in the film, which is largely a compendium of talking heads telling of their first introduction to the Moog..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Celsius 41.11
Reactionary film claims to reveal the truth behind the lies of Fahrenheit 9/11.
"...off as dull as dishwater by comparison. There are talking heads galore, precious few of whom the public will..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
The Political Dr. Seuss
"...the writer's public biography with the assistance of several talking heads: biographers, friends, associates, and his second wife, Audrey...."

Oct. 22, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Mr. Demme's Holiday
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme takes a trip to the city of lights and of love, of Tati and Truffaut, in his latest, The Truth About Charlie.
"...the late Seventies (and including pre-production here on his Talking Heads concert film, Stop Making Sense, in the Eighties)...."

Oct. 25, 2002 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jailbird
The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...other celebrities to running with street whores, junkies, and crackheads. I was a "playa," and The Dope Game was..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

The Original Kings of Comedy
"...project is reminiscent of Jonathan Demme's document of the Talking Heads' stage show, Stop Making Sense. Both directors take..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Man Who Wasn't There
"...Broomfield, I began to feel like a Broomfield manqué, stalking serial killer Aileen Wuornos or Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Modulations
"...documentary. Lee's scattershot pacing -- images and voices and talking heads flying by at 140 beats per minute --..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End
"...AIDS Memoir.” Using the serviceable if unoriginal format of talking-heads testimonials from friends blended with still photos and videos..."

April 24, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Please Kill Me and other ROCK & ROLL BOOKS of 1996
"...notice scant documentation of perhaps more sedate folks like Talking Heads. Andy Shernoff himself has pointed out his old..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Books Feature

The Ongoing Tradition
The Taos Talking Pictures Festival has carved out a place as one of the country's top 10 film festivals with an eclectic, mellow mix of artists, activist politics, panels, and New Age philosophy.
"...You know you're at the Taos Talking Picture Festival when the first question a viewer asks..."

April 28, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Better Than Nothing
Documentarian Ken Burns' takes on Jazz -- and loses.
"...it comes to pre-Sixties jazz, Marsalis knows what he's talking about. He's studied the styles of the men he..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Complete Freedom
A profile of Bad Livers banjo player Danny Barnes
"...Flipnotics, an espresso working its wonders on the already fast-talking, fast-thinking banjo player. "They're obsessed with putting things into..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: Everyone Keeps Asking Me for ACL Fest Passes
Here's why ...
"...out before all others. Expect a sea of banging heads cued by the opening riff to "Seek & Destroy."..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...action as positive forward movement, as "change." Hide your heads in shame, stupardos!..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Column

Journey Through the Past
Down the digital rabbit hole of the Neil Young Archives Vol. 1
"...matter how many people are around me, I keep talking about it – all the things that go on..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Page Two: Sugar or Salt?
Severed heads, barbecue, and SXSW
"...down dirt roads even more wretched than the vehicle. Talking to the severed head wrapped in a stinking, stained..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Toros Tryouts: Day One, Part Two
"...itinerary of his trip from New York to Texas, talking about the best and most efficient driving routes from..."

Oct. 22, 2006 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

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