‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist
Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive My Car,” Iran’s “A Hero” and Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations.
‘No More Lockdown:’ Van Morrison targets coronavirus restrictions in 3 new songs
LONDON – Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. The 75-year-old singer-songwriter is certainly not holding back on what he thinks of the lockdown restrictions put in place by governments around the world in response to the coronavirus. Morrison, whose decades as a musician produced classic hits such as “Brown Eyed Girl.” “Gloria” and “Moondance,” revealed Friday that he is releasing three protest songs that call for the restrictions on routine activities to be lifted. The government is doing a great job of that already,” Morrison said. Morrison, or “Van the Man” as he is fondly referred to by his legions of fans, plans to perform the songs during his upcoming shows at the London Palladium.