October 22, 2018

Ed Goldberg is a weekend host for All Classical Portland. He has been reviewing films in Portland for almost 20 years.

Posts and Reviews by Ed Goldberg

Name That Tune

Posted June 18, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

Hava Nagila Director: Roberta Grossman With: Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Connie Francis, Danny Kaye, etc., and a whole bunch of Jews at weddings and bar mitzvahs. As a (one-time) yeshiva boy, I have occasionally ruminated on the idea that 5,000-plus years of Jewish culture have been reduced in America to the bagel and Hava Nagila. … More

Hello, at last…

Posted June 17, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

I am finally beginning to post written reviews on the All Classical website.  Many people have taken me to task for my failure to blog about movies, but all things come to those who wait. I will start with the latest attempted blockbuster, being the latest “re-boot” of a venerable character. Man of Steel Director:… More


Posted August 20, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

Director: Salim Akil With: Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick This is sort of a remake of a 1976 film, notable for Aretha Franklin singing on the soundtrack and for having an all-African American starring cast.  Originally set in the 1950s, this film is moved up to… More


Posted by Ed Goldberg

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell Voices of: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff, Elaine Stritch This beautiful, stop-motion animated film was created here in Portland by Laika Studios, so you want to root for the home team. I really liked their previous film, Coraline, but this one is… More

No Webcast for August, 17th

Posted August 17, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

On the Aisle is taking the week off, so no show on August 17th.  But, we will return next week with a bunch of movies and a surprise.  New faces at OTA, and we hope you will welcome them. Thanks for listening. Ed Goldberg

An announcement, or two, and reviews

Posted July 10, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

After a long, and semi-justifiable, absence, I am back with movie reviews on our blog.  You can hear us review films by downloading our webcast, but it was time for me to get back to writing reviews. First, though, Kimberly Gadette has decided that she can no longer spend the time required to be a… More

Going Out For Italian

Posted March 26, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

I was remiss in not posting about two Italian films playing at the Northwest Film Center, Rocco and His Brothers, already over, and The Red Desert, starting this Thursday, the 29th of March. Of the two films, both considered classics, I would prefer The Red Desert. Rocco was directed by Luchino Visconti, considered one of the neo-realist directors of… More

Crazy Horse (Documentary)

Posted February 28, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

Crazy Horse (Documentary) Director: Frederick Wiseman This is not a film about the Lakota chief, but the Paris cabaret. The lure of the place is, unabashedly, nude dancing. Wiseman, an honored and serious documentarian, here turns his lens on the famous/notorious club. We get to see the beautiful young women, chosen for their gorgeous bodies as… More

Introducing Four on the Aisle, our new Movie Review program

Posted February 13, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

My name is Ed Goldberg, weekend on-air host at All Classical Portland. I am pleased to announce that we will be beginning a weekly downloadable program of movie reviews we call 4 on the Aisle. I have been reviewing films for almost 20 years here in Portland. All Classical has generously offered to host these podcasts… More