Glastonbury the Movie (in Flashback) (12A)
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Time Out says
Tue Jun 26 2012
Here’s a ‘Triumph of the Will’ for the dog-on-a-string set: an attempt by the crusty massive to brainwash us into believing that a refusal to wash and a bizarre fascination with bongos will cure society’s ills. A recut of 1996’s ‘Glastonbury the Movie’ (shot at the festival in 1993), ‘In Flashback’ shares faults with its predecessor – too much bad music (prog from Ozric Tentacles, acid jazz from Dexter Fletcher’s Filberts), excessive would-be psychedelic camera trickery and a wildly rose-tinted outlook.
But there are bright moments: Spiritualized are brief but phenomenal; the magic-hour photography is gorgeous; and the tide of tie-dye will provide a Proustian rush for anyone who was there – most of whom must now be gainfully employed as bank managers, civil servants and, in at least one case, film critics.
Author: Tom Huddleston
Fri Jun 29 2012