Mike’s Picks: ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ and ‘My Favorite Year’

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Sony Pictures, Documentary, $25.99 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray, ‘R’ for language, drug material and brief nudity.
Featuring David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Roger McGuinn, Jackson Browne.
Filmmaker A.J. Eaton had apparently been working with Crosby for a while fashioning what came to be a combo confessional, irresistible rock-memories clip show and something of an L.A. tourist road movie that veers off into footage of its subject on the road trying to survive the grind of touring to small venues while in his late 70s. Then rock-journalist-turned-auteur filmmaker Cameron Crowe entered the picture to sign on as one of the producers and also as off-camera interviewer. The result displays the savviness toward its subject and milieu that we’d naturally expect from someone of Crowe’s origins.
Extras: In addition to deleted and expanded scenes, there’s a half-hour Q&A with Crowe joining Crosby on stage for questions after a pre-release showing of the film.
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My Favorite Year

Available via Warner Archive
Warner, Comedy, $21.99 Blu-ray, ‘PG.’
Stars Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna.
Richard Benjamin struck gold as a director in a way he never would again in 1982’s My Favorite Year, a modest but transcendently sweeter-than-ever comedy.
Extras: The Warner Archive Blu-ray includes a commentary from Benjamin carried over from the old DVD.
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