Sunshine's Weekly Review : 1/21/19 - 1/27/19
Sunshine’s Weekly Review
Let’s start with MOVIES, shall we? Two documentaries hit the streaming services earlier this month about the Fyre Festival, a luxurious music festival that never happened and while the internet has been filled with fans arguing for which one is better, I have to say that it just doesn’t matter.
Fyre Fraud (Hulu) Released - January 14th, 2019
Hulu’s Fyre Fraud, despite some sloppy editing and sometimes shoddy b-roll, was ultimately the more engaging of the 2 docs, for me. FF paces itself well but still falls into well worn territory with the endless parade of talking heads and little footage of the actual events; especially when you compare it to Netflix’s Fyre. I do appreciate, what seems to be, an unbiased account of the events that took place and the creative team's approach to interviewing Fyre’s creator, Billy McFarland. Overall, Fyre Fraud had lapses in editing which led to muddled storytelling. 5.5 out of 10.
Fyre (Netflix) Released - January 18th, 2019
Up next was Netflix’s Fyre, which from jump street finds itself in an ethical grey area being produced by the same media team as the festival itself. That partnership leads to better footage for the Netflix documentary but what is missing is a reason for me to care about the happenings behind the Fyre Festival. Though well shot and well produced, Fyre feels like a chance for people to clear their names, rather than giving us a naturally honest account of all that happened. 5 out of 10.
Regardless of the documentary, I had an overwhelming feeling of “So what?”. Both documentaries failed to make me care about the subject matter and you’re not missing anything special if you decide to skip them both.
Now it’s time for some ALBUM REVIEWS!
COMPLAINT by Watsky Released January 11th, 2019
For those who enjoy the musical stylings from the quick spitting poet from San Fran, you will enjoy the latest outing. Watsky’s quick flow and nerdy vibe are still very much alive. It’s a fun little album that is guaranteed to please old fans and maybe attract some new ones. 6.5 out of 10
Tracks to enjoy: “Mean Ass Drunk” & “Whitecaps”
Weezer (Teal Album) by Weezer Released January 23rd, 2019
If you like covers and you like Weezer, then you will likely enjoy the Teal Album. For everyone else, you can probably skip this one. 4 out of 10
Tracks to enjoy: “Africa” & “Happy Together”