HotDocs 2012 Review: CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA

The film starts with a 62 year-old man wearing a flowing cape and instantly recognizable wig, donning the disguise of a soul legend before taking the stage. He slinks into the dark Brooklyn divebar, ostensibly there to both celebrate a birthday and perform in concert. The man who goes by the stage name “Black Velvet” […]

HotDocs 2012 Review: BEWARE OF MR. BAKER, As Drummer Still Packs a Wallop

If all Ginger Baker ever did musically was to beat the drums behind Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton during the heady two year sprint that was Cream, then Ginger Baker’s role as rock-god may well have been solidified. If all this documentary had was that same Ginger Baker beating the shit out of the director […]