Video Review

Songs From the Life of Leonard Cohen


Details Genres: Documentary, Musical; With: Leonard Cohen

If Cohen's brooding fans are looking for another reason why he's the next-best thing to God, Songs From the Life of Leonard Cohen is a bio with concert footage that shows the wit and charm behind the supersaturated romanticism of his music. This 70-minute film isn't the greatest introduction to Cohen's music — we get only bits and pieces of his songs in this blurry-looking and -sounding tape — but the program makes it clear why lit majors everywhere adore the guy. B+

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints

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