Gimme Danger

An entertaining documentary by Jim Jarmusch about The Stooges that resembles the music docs by Julien Temple up to a point, though it’s less hyperactive and more focused on the talking heads – mainly vocalist/lyricist Iggy Pop and drummer Scott Asheton, who sadly passed away last year. It’s only slightly better than your average music documentary, and given the quality of the director and the lively subject matter (Iggy is of course never uninteresting, and there’s a ton of excellent live footage interspersed with the anecdotes) it has to go down as a missed opportunity. Feels a little unfair to say that, as I liked the film, but I was hoping for more. (***)