Worth Watching - Sept 27: Control Trailer - Joy Division's Biopic
I'm a sucker for good modern black and white films. Control is one of them, but initially I had no interest. It wasn't until Jen Yamato at Rotten Tomatoes raved about how this was her favorite movie of the year that I realized I should take interest. This is one of those that if you are a true fan of cinema you'll look into and hopefully catch on the big screen sometime. It's a profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division, who committed suicide at 23 because of the troubles in his successful life. If you're not interested yet, then at least do yourself a favor and watch the trailer, maybe it'll change your mind.
The film currently has a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes after screening at a few film festivals including Toronto. Here's one of the quotes that may tip the scales and cause you to be a bit more intrigued.
"Corbijn's movie is shot in a stunning high-contrast monochrome, perversely turning Macclesfield's grimness into grandeur. It effortlessly revives a British cinematic style that you might call beautiful realism."
-Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian
Watch the trailer for Control here: