Hello, Chicago!

If you were listening to WMBI in Chicago this afternoon, and go my invitation to come visit me here at LookingCloser.org... welcome! You heard me talking about my favorite films of 2008, but hey... I only scratched the surface. I talked about Man on Wire, and Rachel Getting Married (which I just added to the list). But there are many more films that slipped by moviegoers quietly last year. Here's the (updated) list of my favorites from 2008. And thanks for listening to Steve Hiller on … [Read more...]

Browser: Lennon. R.E.M. ’09 films. Best Song Sequences. U2. Death of a Newspaper?

1. A new film about John Lennon is in the works from the makers of Control. Story here. And here we learn that Kristin Scott Thomas will be in it. 2. Paste is cooking up one heckuva tribute show for R.E.M, featuring many special guests like Patti Smith and The Apples in Stereo. And the house band? Calexico. How many kinds of awesome is that? Seems like the music world is rallying behind R.E.M. these days. Hopefully it will help them re-start their engine and put out a good record again. … [Read more...]


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