"The Holy Land" offers an occasionally fascinating look at the complex social, religious and political dynamics that help define the sacred city of Jerusalem. However, the film's central…
Corcoran's documentary on AIDS patients starts out slowly but rapidly gains momentum as the audience gets to know the six characters. "Undetectable: The New Faces of AIDS" is a worthy bulletin from…
Reviewed at L.A. Independent Film Festival, April 16, 2000. Running time: 100 MIN.
This fascinating documentary offers a rare glimpse into the New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles hip-hop undergrounds. Rather than focus on the negative stereotypes that have dogged the rap genre…
Of the billions of people out there, is there only one special person for you? That's the key question explored in "Cowboys and Angels," with less than satisfying results. Part "Touched by an…
Mode mania was in ample evidence at the Forum as fans responded rapturously to the band's well-executed two-hour show. Of course, it helped greatly that the current tour is in support of and largely…
Size does matter. At least that's what the members of Kiss would like you to believe. The veteran quartet hammered out a two-hour show at Dodger Stadium that was epic in terms of special effects and…
Kirsten Smith used to take the somewhat seasonal nature of the scoring stage business for granted.
The volume and diversity of musical talent in Los Angeles is simply staggering. From classical players, jazz hounds and studio aces to grunge rockers, mariachi bands and polka outfits, L.A. is home…
As she was making the label rounds, the rap on Meredith Brooks was that she was a sassy singer-songwriter in the Alanis Morissette mold -- perhaps too much so to make a name for herself.