The Idolator braintrust took in Control this weekend. Afterwards we both agreed that it was, while hypnotizingly pretty, not very good as, you know, a narrative film. Which makes its appearance on the following list of the “best” musical biopics, as voted by the users of Lovefilm*, somewhat telling. Because judging by the Top 10, the whole genre looks pretty stank.
1. Walk The Line
2. 8 Mile
5. The Doors
6. What’s Love Got To Do With It
8. Sid And Nancy
9. La Bamba
What, no Jacksons: An American Dream? Is this just anti-TV movie bias at work?
*Lovefilm appears to be some kinda Euro-Netflix, just in case you were wondering about its authority as a ranking body.