The Secret Disco Revolution Reviews

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July 10, 2013
Much will be familiar, though this is the first time I've heard that the original discotheques came about in France under the Nazi Occupation.
July 4, 2013
Ripe subject, ridiculous movie.
June 28, 2013
Disco scholars convincingly analyze lyrics and fashions as presenting bold expressions of sexuality and democratic hedonism, while Kastner doesn't skimp on the vintage clips, which range from unintentionally hilarious to surprisingly impressive.
June 27, 2013
Despite an impressive array of important interviewees...again and again, throughout the film, the narrator and unfortunate directorial choices produce a vapidity akin to that which disco was accused of by its detractors.
June 27, 2013
Actually quite valuable as a document of the era, interviewing those who stood (and boogied) on the front line, amassing an eye-opening tale of greed, lust, and burgeoning confidence.
June 27, 2013
Mostly, it's content to let major figures chitchat for a bit without digging any deeper into what they're saying or connecting it to anything else.
June 27, 2013
Less talk, more shake your booty.
June 25, 2013
Kastner's history is simplistic, his pacing is glacial and his film is laboriously constructed ...
June 25, 2013
The film isn't as smart on the issue of race as it needs to be, and its feminist read of the music and scene feels forced in places, but as an entry-level conversation starter, it gets the job done.
June 24, 2013
It bows fully to hedonism in lieu of all the scholarly theories on disco's lasting impact-a tidy but gutless way of tying together so many disparate arguments by such disparate people.
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