Not quite as in depth and somehow not as fun as the filmmakers’ other documentary, Crystal Lake Memories, which is incredible. Never Sleep Again is still essential viewing for any fan of the Elm Street franchise.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to come up with the words to describe my experience of watching Mandy on the big screen. I walked out of the theater in total silence, mind blown; annoying Alyssa, because I typically have a million things to say. I sat and stared at the screen, mouth wide open, my hands anxiously holding onto Alyssa’s. I was transported into another world, even with that person behind me who only came to scoff at…
Jakob Dylan tricks you into watching a super self-indulgent documentary about him liking music. There’s about 30 minutes of interviews that relate to how this doc has been advertised and the rest is Jakob covering songs of the time in an incredibly bland fashion. It’s worth it for the interviews though, there are some great gems of anecdotes in there. I’d just fast forward through all the Jakob Dylan.
“You’re playing it in the wrong key.” - Brian Wilson to Jakob Dylan