A tribute to authenticity

Review of Begin Again, Directed by John CarneyLike a movie about making a movie, Begin Again has a sort of postmodern, simulacra-tinged flavor. It uses the mask of celebrity to tell a story about being authentic, blending the “real” world of music with fiction by casting real-life music stars Adam Levine and CeeLo Green alongside Hollywood A-listers. This is ironic because Levine and Green are themselves products of the superficial, fake music industry that Begin Again critiques. The film is … [Read more...]