FROM James Keach
James Keach, ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’ It’s hard to label musician Glen Campbell in any particular genre. His roots, of course, are deep in country music. But he was also one of the first artists to crossover from country to pop, landing hits on both Billboard charts. He even toured with The Beach Boys, acted in a few movies – like True Grit with John Wayne – and hosted a variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS. Now, at 78 years old, Campbell isn’t fighting tour managers or publicity agents. He’s fighting Alzheimer’s disease, which he announced to the world he had a few years ago, when he embarked on a final album and goodbye tour. One filmmaker had access to those months of months of recording and being on the road. James Keach directed the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me . He spoke with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
Damon Lindelof on the end of 'The Leftovers' Writer-producer Damon Lindelof wrapped up the hit series Lost in 2010, and he still gets lashed by fans who hated the ambiguous ending. Now as Lindelof launches the final season of The Leftovers on HBO -- another series that revolves around a mystery -- he still cares what people think of his work, but this time, he's stay far away from Twitter.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.