Lou Reed's Berlin
Time Out says
Julian Schnabel’s film uses straight concert footage interspersed with Super 8 ‘narrative’ segments, painting Caroline’s life in a rosy, fashion-shoot haze that contrasts uncomfortably with the icy bitterness of the lyrics. Delivering much of the album in a detached drawl, Reed manages to render the songs almost lifeless. But those that work– most notably a heartbreaking ‘Caroline Says II’ and rousing closer ‘Sad Song’– are genuinely affecting, a reminder of how vital Reed can be when he casts indifference aside and really connects with his music.