Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Looking For Lennon (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Looking For Lennon is a treasure cove for Beatles and John Lennon fans.  Focusing on the early years of John Lennon this documentary, the film is packed with interviews from childhood friends, former band mates and teachers who both supported and influenced Lennon on his journey to legend status. Director  Roger Appleton knows this scene well having directed get Back previously.  It was a bold choice to include almost no music by The Beatles but that choice ultimately helps the film focus on the time period it’s covering and not assign faux meaning to the events that helped shaped Lennon.  Probably saved on licensing fees also. So overall an interesting look at the early life of a true one off.

Best Bit: Archive images

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

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7 out of 10 stars


Tickets for for Looking for Lennon’s final screening at FACT Picture house is on Thursday 21st June at 18:30.  Tickets can be purchased here.   Available on VOD from Friday 22nd June. 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...