Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense ★★★½

The music speaks for itself, the band is quite clearly having the time of their lives, Demme places his camera in some interesting spots....and that’s it? Sorry to be a buzzkill but the 4.52 average score means I have to lump this in with Parasite and Into the Spider-Verse as one of the most bafflingly overpraised pieces of media I’ve encountered. It’s good! I just don’t see greatness. Maybe I’m just not a concert movie guy, I do struggle with music videos after all. Perhaps sacrilege, but music is a supplementary experience for me. Hard to keep my interest when it’s the main course.