Thursday, August 07, 2008

Lou's movie gets lukewarm welcome in UK

A concert film of Lou Reed and his contemporary band performing the "Berlin" album has debuted in the UK, getting mixed reviews. This one is by no means the worst of them (the Belfast Telegraph scored it two out of five) but it's a fair proposition that it'll make its way to DVD in quickish fashion.

Critical acclaim for live shows notwithstanding (I missed this in Sydney last summer but the praise was thick on the ground) there still doesn't seem to be a lot of commercial appeal in a story about two meth-heads making a mess of their lives in a grim if permissive central European city.

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