June 16, 2009

Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death... and Insects

Title: Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death... and Insects
Year: 2007
Network: Sundance Channel
Director: John Edginton
Starring: Robyn Hitchcock
Music: Robyn Hitchcock
Length: 53 minutes
Synopsis: interviews and performances of Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 (aka most of R.E.M.)
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), April 2008
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 5/10 (gets points for concept, dialog, pacing, music and subjective rating) c. 2.0/4 (Indifferent).

Nothing amazing but I'm glad I saw it. It is definitely a documentary, not a concert video; the filmmaker did not go out of his way to show the performances in their best light. If you're not already a fan of Robyn Hitchcock, don't watch this (although I don't know why you would watch it if you weren't).

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