- Music Reviews
- April 25, 2019
The Social Power of Music (Smithsonian Folkways Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Like kids let loose in a candy store, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have again indulged themselves — and their legions of fans — with another dose of mayhem. This time around, it’s a two-fisted tribute to ’70s exploitation and car chase films. Steve Stav eases his ’69 Dart into a reserved slot at the drive-in for a review of Grindhouse.
What would the USA be like if it were overrun by creatures that refused to shuffle off this mortal coil? David Wellington tells us in Monster Nation, and zombie enthusiast Lips Fresno enjoys his vision.
After a long absence from the genre that he innovated, Joe Frietze witnesses George Romero’s return, to teach the young pups how to make a zombie movie. Land of the Dead hits on all cylinders, serving up classic scares while still moving his overall story along.
Everybody loves a good walking dead yarn — Shaun of the Dead is the latest offering in this revitalized genre. Kiran Adithan asks: Is the zombie movie back from the grave?