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From the Archives: Control (2007)

17 Feb

“I exist on the best terms I can.”

These chilling words uttered by Sam Riley’s Ian Curtis in the opening scene of Anton Corbijn’s black-and-white biopic are fairly indicative of the compelling journey into the psyche of the troubled Joy Division frontman that is to follow. Yet as sombre as these words may appear, Control is by no means a melancholy dirge. Corbijn manages to weave a brilliantly captivating account of Curtis’ descent from hopeful poet to self-destructive enigma, expertly combining moments of overwhelming sadness with great humor.

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