Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Framing Britney Spears (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Probably not my usual wheel house by this New York Times produced documentary is an interesting look at the troubled career of pop princess Britney Spears – who was launched into the public eye at aged 15 and whose up and downs have been well chronicled by almost every type of media in the years since.  Documentaries like this work best the closer to the subject they can get and, and you’d imagine with the more unauthorised approach we get here, that accesses limited to those every much on the outside.   But Framing Britney Spears is still a compelling look at control and press intrusion as well as the affect that it can have on even the most rich and famous. Uncomfortable viewing.

Best Bit: Some uncomfortable reframing of previous events….

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (TV), Amy, Whitney

7 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...