DVD: Leonard Cohen's Lonesome....For retail & rental (Pride)

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The Independent Culture

A long and solemn documentary about the creative life and work of the Canadian seducer.

Critics, academics and Zen Buddhists abound, as do vintage footage and photography. And no one is in the business of letting Leonard down, not when the job in hand involves tidily delineating his literary and musical antecedents. Just be prepared for the sort of rock-crit narration which knows the language of "pivotal", "key", "influence" and "groundbreaking" like its own knuckles.