‘Folklore’ Review: Taylor Swift’s Disney+ Doc Is Just Her Singing in a Barn, and That’s Ok

‘Folklore’ Review: Taylor Swift’s Disney+ Doc Is Just Her Singing in a Barn, and That’s Ok
With the same air of secrecy that flew in her album of the same name, Taylor Swift’s documentary “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” surprise-dropped on Disney+ just in time for Thanksgiving. Though this recording session writ feature-length is hardly as revealing as the Netflix film “Miss Americana” centered on the pop queen that debuted earlier this year,

The film brings together Taylor Swift with collaborators Aaron Dessner of The National and Jack Antonoff of Bleachers for the first time in a marooned farmhouse in upstate New York, cozy as an old cardigan. They’d all previously recorded the elements of “Folklore” separately, so it’s charming to see them in the same room — and in a simulacrum of what their process might’ve looked like in a non-pandemic world.

Throughout the movie, Swift speaks in less than concrete terms about the stories and secrets comprising each of the 17 songs off “Folkore.
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