I reviewd this film last winter, and put it in my top 10 of last year, and I thought I should bring it back into the public eye now that it is finally on DVD. So go rent Control, a wonderful film by Anton Corbijn that deserves to be discovered by film and music fans everywhere.
This is one of those movies that comes out of no where and smacks you in the face with how good it is. Control, by first time feature director Anton Corbijn (veteran of many music videos), knocks the rise and fall of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis. The movie starts with Curtis finding his calling for music along with his high school sweet heart and follows him along his rise to a star of Britain rock scene. I think this movie is best enjoyed with knowing as little about his life as possible, I knew nothing but the obvious about him, so I won’t divulge into details here. But if you know nothing about Joy Division or their music do not shy away from this movie. [Read more...]