Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape Reviews

  • Aug 15, 2020

    Unfortunately, this documentary is unnecessarily slow. And a complete mess. It takes more than 30 minutes before any real substance is introduced. The creator of the cassette tape does not care about its cultural significance and actually calls the cassette "nothing special." And for some reason the producer decides to interview some jackass smoking pot while driving as his moron friend tries to forward the notion that "Britney Spears is punk". Strangely, the interviews conducted by the people who helped invent the cassette, seem to be speaking Dutch and no translation is provided! It is disjointed. In fact it's just a straight-up mess. The documentary lacks in overall historical discussion. It's more just random anecdotes without a cohesive thread. The redeeming point about this documentary is that it points out the need for decent documentary about the cassette tape to be done Sunday. Especially for the hip-hop and punk movements.

    Unfortunately, this documentary is unnecessarily slow. And a complete mess. It takes more than 30 minutes before any real substance is introduced. The creator of the cassette tape does not care about its cultural significance and actually calls the cassette "nothing special." And for some reason the producer decides to interview some jackass smoking pot while driving as his moron friend tries to forward the notion that "Britney Spears is punk". Strangely, the interviews conducted by the people who helped invent the cassette, seem to be speaking Dutch and no translation is provided! It is disjointed. In fact it's just a straight-up mess. The documentary lacks in overall historical discussion. It's more just random anecdotes without a cohesive thread. The redeeming point about this documentary is that it points out the need for decent documentary about the cassette tape to be done Sunday. Especially for the hip-hop and punk movements.