Top Songs of 2014 from Travis Holcombe Kcrw Music

Editor’s Note: Work your way down Travis’ Top 25 singles of the year to find out his #1 pick and then discover a bunch of bonus tracks at the bottom! 25. Ghost Culture – “Giudecca” / “Arms” (tie) – Two tracks from the early frontrunner for 2015′s album of the year. ….Read More Via: KCRW Read more

'Into The Woods' Reviews: Rob Marshall Directs a Solid, Satisfying Sondheim Fairytale Thompson on Hollywood

You can’t please everyone, but Rob Marshall’s reinvention of the Stephen Sondheim fairytale-mashup musical is just what the doctor ordered if you seek late-December escapism: catchy songs, blandly reassuring plot points, decent visuals and Meryl Streep as a witch in a wig. It’s no “Chicago,” but “Into the Woods” should ….Read More Via: THOMPSON on Read more

Before 'Big Eyes' and 'Mr. Turner,' Ten Best Movie Portraits of Tortured Artists Thompson on Hollywood

Anyone who has watched a biopic about a renowned painter or sculptor knows that their talent rarely extends to maintaining healthy personal relationships – especially where romance is concerned. Or they allow themselves to be used and sometimes abused for the sake of their livelihood. This month offers two prime examples ….Read More Via: THOMPSON Read more