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  • Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer

    Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer

    ★★★★★

    Once a mainstream singing superstar, Anita O'Day has become an obscure figure outside of jazz circles, inside she is a revered cult figure. Amongst her achievements in her seven decade career, she mastered evolving jazz styles while maintaining her unique sound that included a mastery of unusual rhythms and timings; she was the first artist to be released on Verve Records; she travelled around the country performing an interracial duet as part of her set when that wasn't done; she…

  • Demetrius and the Gladiators

    Demetrius and the Gladiators

    ★★½

    An extra half star for Susan Hayward's over-the-top performance!