Thursday, September 19, 2019
‘Western Stars’ Is Part Concert Film, Part Visual Album, All Springsteen
But Western Stars isn't a therapy session. It's a portrait of lightning momentarily bottled, the way all great concert movies are. It’s the pleasure of watching a guy who’s been doing this for 50-plus years find yet another way to make it fresh without abandoning what made it great in the first place. And it’s also a personal look at someone working it out through his music, looking to find a sense of peace in the spotlight and realizing, with a sigh of relief, that he’s actually found it.