A few months ago Nick Dawson from The Talkhouse invited me to write a piece for the magazine. He's put together a great site where filmmakers and artists share their thoughts about recently released music and films.
The film pieces are not "reviews". They are personal reflections about the films that offer a perspective missing for the most part in contemporary film writing.
It took me a while to find a film. But, when I saw Alex Gibney's Mr. Dynamite, The Rise of James Brown, I knew I had something to write about.
Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion) Talks Alex Gibney’s Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
In this fine new HBO documentary about the legendary soul singer, you hear, feel and see the great man's music, and also learn the stories behind it.
Go to Talkhouse and the direct link HERE.