First Blood (1982)

Feb 24, 2008 by Mr. Nau Sylvester Stallone is John Rambo, an unemployed Vietnam War hero, who gets on the bad side of an overbearing local sheriff in this exciting, franchise-establishing action adventure. The action is consistently fast and explosive, the characters believable and real, and the plot keeps the audience riveted until the credits. […]

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Feb 23, 2008 by Mr. Nau Francis Ford Coppola wrote and directed this unforgettable Vietnam War epic, starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, and a supporting cast full of future stars. The acting performances are wonderful and nuanced. The story is thought-provoking, fraught with danger, and full of plenty of unpredictable twists and turns. […]

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Feb 21, 2008 by Mr. Nau A documentary filmmaker decides to find out how the MPAA‘s “voluntary” film rating system works and who the members of the secret Film Rating Board are. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes infuriating, this eye-opening documentary delivers a scathing indictment to a group that allows culture to be censored by so few. […]

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Feb 15, 2008 by Mr. Nau An all-star cast brings Ridley Scott’s vision of the Battle of Mogadishu to the screen with gritty realism and mind-blowing realism. The acting performances are phenomenal and the screenplay shows how soldiers far away from home rely on each other, reluctant heroes all, when the bullets are flying. Grade: […]

Chuck Love – Bring Enough to Spill Some (2007)

Feb 13, 2008 by Mr. Nau Multi-instrumentalist Chuck Love unleashes his unforgettable debut on Om Records with this beautiful set of his original tracks that feature him singing and playing trumpet, guitar, and flute. His music is deep, funky, and very danceable. This classic house CD comes with a nice bonus DJ mix to boot. […]

Sia – Colour the Small One (2004)

Feb 09, 2008 by Mr. Nau After her breathtaking work with Zero 7, her vocal talents became known to the world. In this set of downtempo tracks, Sia shows off her songwriting talent, but never lets her voice loose. This record sounds like she sang the whole thing in a closet, trying not to disturb […]

Eva Cassidy – Songbird (1998)

Feb 09, 2008 by Mr. Nau Eva Cassidy performs a spectacular set of classic songs in this sadly posthumous release. Her stunningly unique interpretation comes through with every note on this unforgettable record. With a voice of amazing beauty, Eva’s music marks her as an iconic talent whose legacy will endure for many years to […]