Zappa (2020)

There is no one like Frank Zappa. After almost 20 years after his death, Alex Winter, with the cooperation of the Zappa Family Trust, released a very good documentary about Zappa. I cannot say that I was a fan of Zappa’s music, it was always a bit theatrical and strange to me. This is the … More Zappa (2020)

Pavarotti (review)

Ron Howard’s 2019 documentary is much like Pavarotti the man. It’s for the masses. Is it a great portrait of the man? I’m not an opera fan, but you didn’t have to be to enjoy Pavarotti’s magnificent tenor voice, or his story. I’ve seen three really fascinating musical documentaries lately. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of … More Pavarotti (review)

Meet Big Sonia

Small in stature but with an enormous spirit, Big Sonia is the story of Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor who at 91 visits schools, prisons and many other places to speak about her life and wartime experience. The film follows Sonia on some of her speaking engagements, and weaves her life story, including the years … More Meet Big Sonia