James Cromwell: Actor’s Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist

James Cromwell: Actor’s Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist

Actor James Cromwell is having a banner year: He played the chauffeur in The Artist, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is now portraying the slave driver Pozzo in one of the most renowned plays of all time, Samuel Beckett’s existential classic Waiting for Godot, at L.A.’s esteemed Mark Taper Forum. Cromwell hit it […]

Morgan Spurlock Interview: From ‘Super Size Me’ to Superheroes

Morgan Spurlock Interview:  From ‘Super Size Me’ to Superheroes

It’s appropriate that Morgan Spurlock, whose first documentary was named Super Size Me, has now directed a nonfiction film about the planet’s biggest gathering devoted to superheroes. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope documents Comic-Con International – the world’s largest convention and trade show dedicated to comic books, sci fi, fantasy and other pop culture phenomena. […]

Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer

Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer

In the song Hard Lovin’ Woman, Juliette Lewis belts out: “You better look around and get a hold of yourself, woman, and embrace what you’ve become.” What Juliette Lewis has become (apart from a Hollywood actress) is a bona fide rock star, touring summer festivals and nightclubs around the world.  Blender magazine hailed her as one of the […]

Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?

Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?

There is a chance that by the time you read this interview with legendary producer/songwriter/filmmaker/actor Kim Fowley, Kim Fowley will be dead. But don’t take our word for it.  Ask Kim. “In two weeks I’m going in to have bladder cancer surgery, and there’s a good chance that I might die.  Part of me hopes […]

George Clooney Has The Nominations. He’s Still Just Rosemary’s Nephew.

George Clooney Has The Nominations.  He’s Still Just Rosemary’s Nephew.

George Clooney’s work in 2011’s The Ides of March and The Descendants has been widely celebrated.  He is a lock to receive Oscar nods when the nominations are revealed January 24th.  In the meantime, Clooney just snagged himself Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes Awards. But perhaps it was the birth of rock music that shaped […]

Director Oliver Stone On History. And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.

Director Oliver Stone On History.  And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.

photo: ©Taili Song Roth. All Rights Reserved In this candid conversation with Rock Cellar Magazine, Oliver Stone discusses On History, the new book he co-authored with Tariq Ali, the activist/intellectual who inspired Mick Jagger to write Street Fighting Man. Stone also chats about his related TV documentary series, rock ’n’ roll, his preference in the current presidential […]

Haskell Wexler: Cinematographer / Activist is Candid As Ever

Haskell Wexler:  Cinematographer / Activist is Candid As Ever

As one of Hollywood’s greatest cinematographers, the Chicago-born Haskell Wexler has worked on close to 150 films and been the director of photography for many of the world’s greatest directors. Wexler won Academy Awards for lensing Mike Nichols’ directorial debut, 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and for Hal […]

Punk Rock Fatherhood

Punk Rock Fatherhood

If your biggest hit is the punk rock anthem Fuck Authority, when you become a father, how do you discipline your own children? That’s the fundamental contradiction and dilemma facing punk fathers like Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg in Andrea Blaugrund Nevins’ The Other F Word.  In the new punk rock documentary about fatherhood, Lindberg ponders having […]

Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy Sainte-Marie to Bob Dylan – challenged the status quo by singing about civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions. […]

Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Why do we love the Beatles? Maybe it’s because they almost single-handedly shaped two generations and continue to influence new music fans, year after year? Strip away their incredible style and you’ve got s-u-b-s-t-a-n-c-e up the wazoo. We’ve been celebrating and digging up every lone fact on the Beatles for over 5 decades. Just when […]