Shine A Light Martin Scorsese

Shine A Light Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese’s love letter to the Rolling Stones’ live show was stunning in IMAX but, thanks to an amazing performance and some ingenious cinematography, Shine a Light is just as intimate on DVD. While the supplemental archive footage of the band through the years focuses on their outsider status, their unique ability to stay together for more than 40 years and the fact that they are quite old, this 2006 New York City concert feels very of the moment. Even the harshest cynic will soften at Mick Jagger’s astonishing energy and vocal abilities on "Far Away Eyes” and "Loving Cup,” in which he schools guest Jack White, though the whole band bow down to Buddy Guy during "Champagne and Reefer.” Eyeing a teleprompter lovingly, Keith Richards gives his all during "You Got the Silver” and "Little T&A,” one of four bonus cuts. Though it’s apparent during the film, the Stones’ camaraderie warms the screen in impromptu jams and conversations captured in a behind-the-scenes featurette. As bold and bawdy as the Rolling Stones themselves, Shine a Light is a brilliant achievement by Scorsese. (Paramount Classics)