One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Drive-in Saturday

In this weekly feature, I review in one sentence or less videos/DVDs of movies that you either have seen already or wouldn't bother to see.

"The Beach Boys: An American Band" (1985), directed by Malcolm Leo: A bearded, bloated, bathrobed, and bedridden Brian Wilson gives an amazingly focused interview in this for-fans-only documentary that's chockfull of archival footage.

"I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" (1995), directed by Don Was: For both the hardcore and day-to-day fans, analysis of and tribute to the music and life of Brian Wilson.

"Stalag 17" (1953), directed by Billy Wilder: William Holden* is wunderbar in this captivating story about a WWII German POW camp.

*Written material and photos of William Holden are sorely lacking on the web. This actor is bloody amazing, someone whose acting style works as well in the 1940s as the 1970s, and that's saying something! If you haven't discovered the wonders of Bill H., please check out: Sunset Boulevard, Picnic, The Bridge over the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, and Network. You will not be disappointed.

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