Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool2019
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)
Critic Consensus: Entertaining for longtime fans as well as casually interested viewers, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool burnishes the legacy of a brilliant artist.
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Davis is demystified and deconstructed in this corrective - and excellent - portrait.
Like many music documentaries, this profile of groundbreaking trumpet player and bandleader Miles Davis feels constrained by its conventional length, and devotes too little time to too many subjects.
A well-made account of both the man's achievements and his jerkiness.
The result, for the most part, is pleasant and informative, if not particularly inspiring or revelatory. But now and then, the music and images can't help but break through.
The film is kind of brilliant in the way it covers and contextualizes more than 50 years of groundbreaking music in barely two hours.
It's a film that Miles himself would recognize - truthful, gritty, elegantly musical, unpredictable and even surprising - the kind of complex yet elegiac tribute a man as relentlessly real as Miles Davis deserves.
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