review http://tpr.org en "Rio 2" A Colorful Yet Crowded Travelogue http://tpr.org/post/rio-2-colorful-yet-crowded-travelogue <p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:31:26 +0000 Nathan Cone 29966 at http://tpr.org "Rio 2" A Colorful Yet Crowded Travelogue Katy Carr Tells World War II Stories In Song On "Paszport" http://tpr.org/post/katy-carr-tells-world-war-ii-stories-song-paszport <p>As the host of World Music on KSTX, I’m endlessly fascinated by songs in foreign languages and their performers. Though I frequently don’t understand the lyrics, liner notes are occasionally provided in English, or translations can be found on-line. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 24379 at http://tpr.org Katy Carr Tells World War II Stories In Song On "Paszport" "Machete" Slices Through A Sequel http://tpr.org/post/machete-slices-through-sequel <p></p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 05:05:58 +0000 Nathan Cone 20086 at http://tpr.org "Machete" Slices Through A Sequel David Chesky's 'The New York Rags,' Faster Than A New York Minute http://tpr.org/post/david-cheskys-new-york-rags-faster-new-york-minute <p>Visiting New York City is exhilarating. The hassle of air travel, the expense of the cabs and buses falls away and suddenly you are there, surrounded by familiar buildings, that great skyline beckoning, and people!</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:22:33 +0000 Randy Anderson 9101 at http://tpr.org David Chesky's 'The New York Rags,' Faster Than A New York Minute Soundtrack Review: "The Life of Pi" http://tpr.org/post/soundtrack-review-life-pi <p>With track titles as diverse as “Meeting Krishna” and “Thank You Vishnu For Introducing Me To Christ,” it’s appropriate that Mychael Danna’s score for “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A137M0W/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=B00A137M0W&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=texaspublicra-20" target="_blank">The Life of Pi</a>” is an appealing mix of East Meets West, as strings, tablas, sitars, flutes, accordions and gamelans blend together for waltzes, Indian rhythms, and sweeping orchestral flourishes. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 05:19:52 +0000 Nathan Cone 5390 at http://tpr.org Soundtrack Review: "The Life of Pi" Soundtrack/Movie Review: "Hitchcock" http://tpr.org/post/soundtrackmovie-review-hitchcock <p>Alfred Hitchock was one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, but he also had a dark side. A deeper reading of his films reveals some of Hitch’s hidden obsessions, including: murder, sex, and love. Throughout his career, Hitchcock was aided by the unseen hand of his wife, Alma Reville, who often served as the director’s sounding board and sometime editor.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 04:55:36 +0000 Nathan Cone 3013 at http://tpr.org Soundtrack/Movie Review: "Hitchcock" Soundtrack Review: "Anna Karenina" http://tpr.org/post/soundtrack-review-anna-karenina <p>Leo Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina” continues to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, having been adapted over a dozen times in different forms by directors all over the world. Joe Wright’s feature film boldly breaks from tradition, confining most of the plot on a single soundstage. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:21:54 +0000 Nathan Cone 2864 at http://tpr.org Soundtrack Review: "Anna Karenina" Blu-ray Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians http://tpr.org/post/blu-ray-review-santa-claus-conquers-martians <p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:44:57 +0000 Ryan Steans 2378 at http://tpr.org Blu-ray Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Soundtrack Review: "Lincoln" http://tpr.org/post/soundtrack-review-lincoln <p></p><p>Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams’s long and fruitful collaboration continues with “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009WJ44KC/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=B009WJ44KC&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=texaspublicra-20" target="_blank">Lincoln</a>.”&nbsp; The prolific Williams draws upon folk styles to create an impression of America’s 16th president.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 21:30:35 +0000 Nathan Cone 2241 at http://tpr.org Soundtrack Review: "Lincoln" Movie/Music Review: Soundtrack For New Bond Movie 'Skyfall' Soars http://tpr.org/post/moviemusic-review-soundtrack-new-bond-movie-skyfall-soars <p>This weekend, the latest James Bond film opened and earned over <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-skyfall-james-bond-box-office-20121111,0,7467024.story" target="_blank">87 million dollars</a>. <strong>Thomas Newman</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;is the ninth composer in the James Bond series' history, and <a href="http://t.co/NzxWS0rD" target="_blank">his score</a> for <a href="http://www.skyfall-movie.com/site/" target="_blank"><strong>"Skyfall" </strong></a>is masterful. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:58:41 +0000 John Clare 1679 at http://tpr.org Movie/Music Review: Soundtrack For New Bond Movie 'Skyfall' Soars