2020s

Review: Edgar Wright’s ‘The Sparks Brothers’

Edgar Wright -- the subject of his own cult of fandom -- knows a thing or two about obsessive devotion to odds and ends of pop culture. And with The Sparks Brothers, the filmmaker’s first feature-length foray into nonfiction, Wright applies the same attention to detail and supercharged storytelling that he brings to his fiction worlds. Built to impress longtime listeners and new ears alike, Wright’s love letter to Ron and Russell Mael -- the Southern California brothers whose idiosyncratic and influential records have been part of the art pop landscape for half a century (!) -- complements the sensibilities of the masterminds behind glories like Kimono My House and Angst in My Pants. Like the famous quotation (often attributed to Bri
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