Review: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Posted: January 5th, 2023 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | 1 Comment »

Of popular music’s greatest modern song-crafters, Leonard Cohen is probably the least understood and the most unheralded.

It was not until late in his life, when he toured globally and incessantly, that he got his due.

Much of which acclaim was fostered by the universal popularity of his genius song, “Hallelujah.”

What sets this most excellent music documentary apart from most is how it examines in depth Cohen’s years long creative process with this masterpiece of songwriting.

There is just enough about Cohen’s fascinating life to inform that scrutiny.

For more about this incisive bit of cinema, including where it can be seen, listen to my podcast below:

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One Comment on “Review: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song”

  1. 1 redstein said at 1:11 pm on January 6th, 2023:

    I always remember Cohen’s songs in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (The Stranger Song, Sisters of Mercy, Winter Lady), as much as the presence of incomparable Julie Christy and the male lead Warren Beatty, from 50 years ago, long before his being late in life. Suzanne, too, his best song was also released a long time ago. Thanks for announcing this new film.

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