| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:19 AM
The subsets of filmgoers likely to fall for the wonderful"Searching for Sugar Man"include the following: People who like music. People who watch movies.
Also: People who appreciate a good mystery. People who respond to stories about second chances....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"And now you hear the music, but the words don't sound too clear …"
"Inner City Blues" by Sixto Rodriguez
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom has spent more than two decades searching for Sugar Man. And even though the music journalist tracked his...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
"All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered.
"Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter....
| Jan 31, 2013
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In different ways, those sounds summarize the opening of “Beware of Mr. Baker,” which first features the drumming attack of legendary Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker—and then shows the now 70-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Highlights from backstage at the Oscars:
The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory.
| Feb 24, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Being snubbed might have been the best thing to happen to Ben Affleck.
His film “Argo” took the best picture Oscar on Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards — more than a little solace, perhaps, for being snubbed in the directing...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Baltimore may not be Hollywood East, but once again, the Oscars include a distinctly Bawlamer element.
Craig Bartholomew Strydom, writer of the Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," lived in Baltimore until last year.
Read about his...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Former Baltimorean Craig Strydom intentionally attended the 85th Academy Awards wearing his father-in-law's tuxedo, the one with the tiny tear in one leg.
The music journalist chose not to mend the small rip. He figured it would keep him grounded if the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:55 PM
I won't lie to you. I can't face another column about guns or bombs. Maybe we all need a break.
So, today, I'm going to tell you a story.
In 1961, my father, Robert McEnroe, and the songwriter Johnny Burke collaborated on a musical adaptation of the...
| Jun 18, 2012
"Searching for Sugar Man" explores the story of a little-known Detroit-based singer-songwriter, Rodriguez, who was ‘bigger than the Rolling Stones’ in South Africa....