Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Gabe Turner & Benjamin Turner’s documentary about the birth of Motown in Detroit in the late 50’s is affectionate look at the creation of some of the most memorable and enduring music of the 20th Century. The film is focused on creators Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson, whose passing years seems not top have dented their considerable chemistry & charm. In fact the film very much hangs off this deep connection and history, which is also the reason why it’s just so compelling. Add in some spine tingling archive footage and interviews with a string of Motown legends and you have a fascinating, interesting and attention grabbing documentary which transcends any existing knowledge or love of Motown and it’s music.
Best Bit: Seeing Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy’s chemistry
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
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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…