Peter Jackson’s Beatles Epic Unmissable

“Nonplussed coppers, 60s London panoramas and the fab four very much alive … Peter Jackson’s film is moving and unmissable,” according to Guardian reviewer Peter Bradshaw, who rates the series five out of five stars.

“Jackson recently reignited passionate awe with The Beatles: Get Back: his epic, intimate eight-hour TV re-edit of Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary footage for Let It Be, about the recording of the Beatles’ 1970 album,” Bradshaw writes. “The centrepiece has been released as a standalone event in cinemas – initially in large-format Imax, but now also in conventional theatres.

“This engrossing film is a time capsule of London itself – the faces not so very different from those you would see in the 40s or 50s. And for those of us in the post-Beatles age there is something very moving in the idea of those crowds in January 1969, casually taking for granted living in a world where all four Beatles are still alive, still together and still making music.”

Original article by Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, February 18, 2022.

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Pirate Comedy Deserves Another Season

Pirate Comedy Deserves Another Season

Cancelled after two season, Taika Waititi’s “silly comedy” Our Flag Means Death “deserves one more voyage”, according to Radio Times critic George White. “ was meant to be sacred…