Whether ‘Look At Me: XXXTENTACION’ is dealing with Jahseh Onfroy’s domestic violence and mental health issues or highlighting the highs and lows of XXXTENTACION’s career as an artist, this documentary isn’t afraid to show us a raw and unflinching look at the truth.
‘Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss’ is the fifth and final documentary from HBO’s Music Box series of docs. Sadly, Into the Abyss couldn’t be a more fitting title for this Juice WRLD documentary. It’s also appropriate considering the fact that he had the words tattooed in large writing on both of his forearms. Charting the rise of his massively successful career, it also subsequently charts his downfall and demise as his drug use gets more and more intense.
You know Kenny G for his one-in-a-trillion musical talent, but do you really know the artist playing the saxophone and the man behind those records? His 40-year career should have given us enough time to learn about him, but apparently not.
Are there any especially revealing or shocking stories in this? Not really, but if you know Dionne Warwick, you know she’s not the kind of star surrounded by controversy in the first place. There are countless great stories in here, though.
A gut-punch in every sense of the phrase, it’s especially sad that a story of such racial issues and brutal from law enforcement is as relevant as it is today.
It’s raw. It’s real. It’s infectious. It’s expressive. It’s eruptive. It’s uplifting. It’s intoxicating.
Rarely would I recommend someone watch a documentary about something they might have absolutely no interest in, but this is a unique character study on these two-of-a-kind brothers that formed a band you might not have heard of before now.