The Defiant Ones (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Defiant Ones (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I’ve been a huge fan of Dr Dre and his music for a long time.  Whether as an artist (The Chronic) or as a producer (see Eminem and MANY others) I’ve held him and his talent in high regard.  His partnership with Jimmy Iovine is at the heart of this HBO documentary which looks at their rise across the 80’s/90’s and eventually to the largest purchase of a company that Apple has ever made.  It’s fascinating stuff – from the those they have produced to the trials and tribulations, Rap wars and signings, falling outs and controversy that have happened along the way.  It’s essential viewing for anyone with even a passing interest into the history of modern music.

Best Bit: The whose who at Iovine’s wedding

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Straight Outta Compton, Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

 


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Supersonic (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Supersonic (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Mat Whitecross’ Oasis documentary Supersonic is a stunning, personal and intimate look behind the rise (and the cause of the eventual fall) of one of the UK’s largest ever bands.  From the arguments and breakdowns to the drugs and the tours, Supersonic leaves very few stone unturned.  And as you’d image either Noel or Liam come out of it unscathed but, in truth, you probably end up feeling a little more sympathy for them than you’d ever imagine.  Essential for both fans and lovers of music.

Best Bit: Whiskey A Go Go

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Amy, 20 Feet from Stardom,  Gimme Shelter

 


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