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6 September 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
When you have Michael Caine on board as the face and primary voice of your documentary collage of the pop-cultural explosion of London in the 1960s, plus entrepreneurial mogul Simon Fuller as lead producer, you get great access — to talent, to music, to a dizzying trove of fabulous photographic and filmed archival material. But all that appears to have flummoxed rather than helped director David Batty and writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais in making the necessary choices to conquer their wealth of material and mold it into a satisfying shape.
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- David Rooney
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Tuesday, August 1
Tuesday’s Short + Feature: These Boots and Mystery Train
Music is at the heart of this program, which pairs a zany music video by Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki with a tune-filled career highlight from American independent-film pioneer Jim Jarmusch. In the 1993 These Boots, Kaurismäki’s band of pompadoured “Finnish Elvis” rockers, the Leningrad Cowboys, cover a Nancy Sinatra classic in their signature deadpan style. It’s the perfect prelude to Jarmusch’s 1989 Mystery Train, a homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the musical legacy of Memphis, featuring appearances by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Joe Strummer. »
- Ryan Gallagher
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