Documentaries about musical icons tend to be either too worshipful, or too determined to find the warts part of a warts and all biography. Heaven Adores You looks at the late Elliott Smith and his music in a way that, while it leans a tiny bit toward the former, doesn’t hesitate to include Smith’s flaws. Given his unique talent, the result is a fascinating, slightly melancholy, yet overall positive look at a talent for which the word genius actually applied. The film made me want to replay his music.
Starz Encore has scheduled a Robin Williams marathon in tribute to his unique talents – a marthon of five movies that show his full range: One Hour Photo, Cadillac Man, RV, Good Will Hunting and Awakenings.
The Robin Williams Tribute Marathon will begin at 3/2C on Sunday, August 17th.