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Beastie Boys Story (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
To be honest I didn’t really know that much about the Beastie Boys.  I was a tangential fan of their music for sure but in terms of the bands history and personalities I had no clue. Thankfully then that the Beastie Boys Story, directed by the always good value Spike Jonze, takes a comprehensive, personal and intimate look at the career of these genre breaking artists. Remaining band members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz walk you through story of their band, their 40 years of friendship together and their obvious loss felt for Adam Yauch who died in 2012.  It’s fascinating stuff, made even stronger by the no thrills  format – Just Diamond & Horovitz on stage with some video clips recounting stories, history and challenges… all with a high degree of honesty.  A must watch even for those who may not love the music.

Best Bit: Getting to know the Beastie Boys

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Everybody’s Everything, Oasis: Supersonic, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

8 out of 10 stars


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...