August 22, 2017

“I just never got along with the computer screen,” says the late playwright Sam Shepard, discussing the tangible pleasures of his Hermes 3000—feeding in paper, finger-cupping keys, ink flying pshoo! onto the page.  Fellow typewriter enthusiasts in Doug Nichol’s terrific, multilayered documentary include the knowledgeable Tom Hanks, who introduces a few favorites from his co...

July 31, 2017

If you’re going to Mississippi / Where that Delta sky is sweet & clear…Travel not on the schedule, you could just listen to this long-awaited, exuberant collaboration between friends and blues greats, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’.  Kevin Moore (Keb’) was a student when he first saw Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (Taj) performing at a high school assembly.  Between then and now, the...

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We’re the influential generation that marched for civil rights, women’s liberation and to stop war, gathered at Woodstock, tuned in, turned on and dropped out, so why does it sometimes feel like Baby Boomers don’t get much love in the entertainment realm? 

But there is grownup fare to be found, and Boomer Revue highlights a few current offerings that may engage, inform, delight, move or simply refresh one’s spirit. 

I’m a Boomer myself and have written about film, TV and books for publications such as The New York Times, People and LIFE. I hope these selections also appeal to other demographics — welcome generations X and the Greatest!  Because ultimately Boomer Revue is about quality entertainment.               

Marlene McCampbell

Beth Hart

Judy Collins