Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

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’s Best & Worst 2020 Films… 1st Edition (14th Feb 2020)

Phil’s Best & Worst 2020 Films… 1st Edition (14th Feb 2020)

Quick Review Year In Review

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of the films from 2020 (2020 Films), as well as the best films I missed from last year and those I just couldn’t finish.

All in my very humble opinion…

 

BEST Films Of 2020… So Far:

  1. Uncut Gems
  2. Parasite
  3. Queen & Slim
  4. 1917
  5. The Gentleman


Honourable Mentions:
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),Color Out of Space, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

 

WORST Films Of 2020… So Far

  1. Dolittle
  2. In The Line Of Duty
  3. Countdown
  4. Richard Jewell


Dis-Honourable Mentions:

 

The 2020 Films I just couldn’t Finish…

Great Films Of 2019 That I saw In 2020:

Hitsville: The Making of Motown, Dolemite Is My Name, Ford V Ferrari, One Cut Of The Dead, American Factory

 


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