Showbiz legend Elaine Stritch died peacefully in her sleep today at 89. Reblogging my review of her documentary released in 2014 that’s available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.
Synopsis: The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.
Stars: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Alec Baldwin, Nathan Lane, Rob Bowman
Director: Chiemi Karasawa
Running Length: 80 minutes
TMMM Score: (8/10)
Review: The Oscar winner for Best Documentary this year was 20 Feet From Stardom, the melodic and inspiring look into the lives of the back-up singers heard on history making songs. It bested the haunting The Act of Killing which centered on the genocide in Indonesia during the early 60’s. Both documentaries had striking value but sentimentality seemed to win out in the end. I’m not sure that Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is going to wind up on any Oscar shortlist next year, but it possesses the…
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