Astrology: Film: Review: ‘Get On Up’ (2014)

It’s all there. The riffs, the shoes that swivel maniacally as though greased, the slurrified words, the clipped throaty growls. But Tate Taylor’s Get On Up, the biopic of soul-funk innovator and icon James Brown, ups the ante by letting us see the legend living out what the movie’s title promises. Brown did “get on […]

Astrology: Film: ‘42’ (2013)

The new Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, celebrates the baseball icon’s athleticism and self-mastery, a heavy-duty pairing of archetypal energies represented by Mars and Saturn. Robinson, whose father had walked out on the family when Robinson was just a boy, had excelled as an athlete at U.C.L.A. He was never […]