'Shut Up and Play the Hits'
This chronicle of LCD Soundsystem's Madison Square Garden bow-out, directed by British filmmakers Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, is as much a voyage into frontman James Murphy's mind as it is a concert film. According to the directors – who previously helmed a 2009 doc on Britpop legends Blur – the most revealing material was shot hours after the band's massive sendoff. The camera is there as Murphy awakes the next morning – his first in a decade where he's no longer the face of LCD. The filmmakers also deliberately chose to focus on Murphy's post-show behavior, so as to compare the "guy on stage" with a man who prefers life's "small moments." To the directors, the singer's post-show normalcy was baffling: Southern says Murphy treated his decision to break up the band "as easily as you'd decide what pair of trousers to put on that morning." Don't expect closure: Both filmmakers say fans may be left scratching their heads. Says Southern, "It might make people question whether [ending the band] was the right decision."