I haven’t seen Crossfire Hurricane but I’ve fallen in love with the Bluray of Charlie Is My Darling, a 1965 black-and-white Rolling Stones-touring-in-Ireland movie that runs only 65 minutes but is, I feel, a perfect capturing of a fascinating moment in time — concise, unforced and almost mild-mannered. This is the marijuana calm before the storm, before the ’60s went mad. It’s been beautifully restored with surprisingly punchy, thumping sound.
Thanks to the guys at ABKCO for sending it along. I wasn’t expecting all that much but wow. I could watch it again and again.