Arcade Fire - The Reflektor Tapes
Directed by Kahlil Joseph
Arcade Fire’s first feature film is called 'The Reflektor Tapes'. The project is “a unique cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history.”
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★★★★½ review by Andrew Jupin on Letterboxd
This is, hands down, the most original, entertaining, beautiful music film I've seen in a long while.
Arcade Fire's songs are filled with so much raw, sonic power, and so many complex themes and influences, and Khalil Joseph aces the seemingly impossible task of harnessing all of that and superbly translating it to film.
See this at all costs.
★★★½ review by Ian Sandwell on Letterboxd
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating glimpse (and it is just a glimpse) into the minds of Arcade Fire that's a music documentary, art installation and concert film rolled into one. Mainly, though, it just made me really, really, really want to see them live again, which will come as no surprise to anyone that knows me.
★★★★★ review by alo🌾 on Letterboxd
I'm arcade fire af!!!!
★★★★ review by Eduardo Ramírez on Letterboxd
Who cares if this is a 70-minute videoclip? it's Arcade Fire FFS
And it's a visual marvel, btw. If only half of the documentaries about music bands looked as breathtaking as this one.
★★★★ review by Cameron Croston on Letterboxd
They went crazy with infrared filters in this. Almost as if it was directed by Godards and Lynchs love child which certainly makes for an interesting take on Arcade Fires perspective on themselves. The style is a little overwhelming at times, but if you're a fan of Arcade Fire this'll tickle your fancy for sure. Features beautiful cinematography, absolutely amazing live performances, a strange take on the hanging out with the band cliché, very interesting editing choices, and constant format changes that keep this fresh and fun.
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