Anton Corbijn is one of the key image-makers from the post-punk era, so obviously, when I heard that he was directing a movie based on the life of Ian Curtis, I had to see it.
Here’s the part where I speak—again—about how awesome it is to live in New York, where the movie is playing at the Film Forum.
Control is crushing. The movie tells the story you need to know, even without a familiarity with Joy Division. Curtis is not a sympathetic protagonist, but he’ll still break your heart.