The world of Saturday Night Fever is at best morally ambiguous and at worst downright evil. Male friends are, for the most part, not friends at all, just people to get a ride to the nightclub from and to drink and take drugs with. Women are barely considered people, and are passed around to satisfy men's sexual … Continue reading Movie review: Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Month: December 2020
Merry Christmas: “Fairytale of New York,” by the Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl) (1988)
(Originally published December 23, 2008) I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I call “Fairytale of New York” the greatest secular Christmas song of all time and one of the greatest songs ever. The Pogues were at a creative peak when If I Should Fall From Grace With God was released in 1988, and while the … Continue reading Merry Christmas: “Fairytale of New York,” by the Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl) (1988)
Movie review: Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020)
\I'll put the summation at the top: a sure sign of a successful music documentary is that it makes you interested in its subject even if you are not a fan or even if you are not familiar with the artist at all. And, while I am a Bee Gees fan so cannot know this … Continue reading Movie review: Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020)
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