Synopsis: A look at the life of the late pop star from his early days at Motown Records to the release of hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.
Directed by: Spike Lee
Released: January 24th 2016
Review: No stranger to documenting the life of the late musical icon, Lee's Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall serves as more than a mere trip down memory lane or compilation of collected nostalgia. The documentary bobs and weaves between character study and authentic tribute.Viewers will be treated to never before seen, or heard, footage and audio as well as poignant interviews from those who knew him best and others whose careers and lives were directly, or indirectly, affected by his contributions to music or aqutiance with the star himself. In lesser skilled hands, Journey could have come off as typical television fodder. However, Lee is able to evoke a spirit of wonderment through carefully chosen and edited material that makes the familiar seem novel and vital! - CgN