Weekly Netflix Pick on We Got This Covered

14banksy_CA0-articleLargeIt’s time for the second of We Got This Covered‘s new weekly feature, “We Got Netflix Covered.” Handling the documentary pick is trickier than you think, and for week #2, I had a tough time deciding which of Netflix’s many docs deserved to be highlighted. So failing all other considerations, I chose a personal favourite of mine, the street art doc Exit Through the Gift Shop.

The film is directed by Banksy, a renowned street artist known as much for his anonymity as he is for his skills with a spray can. But Exit isn’t about Banksy, it’s about a man named Thierry Guetta who’s begins making a documentary about street art only to segue into becoming a street artist himself. Or does he? Is all this a gag about the crass commercialism of art with Guetta’s Mr. Brainwash as an elaborate straw man? Or maybe truth really is stranger than fiction. You decide.

We Got Netflix Covered Week 2

You can read my original review of Exit Through the Gift Shop on Film Beatnik.

About Adam A. Donaldson

When he’s not the main/only contributor to Guelph Politico, Adam A. Donaldson also contributes to GuelphToday.com as their city hall columnist and co-hosts a political and current affairs show on CFRU 93.3 fm called “Open Sources Guelph.” When not being political, Adam co-hosts the movies and pop culture show “End Credits“, and as a freelance writer he has contributed to various papers, periodicals and websites including Nerd Bastards, We Got This Covered, the Guelph Mercury, the Waterloo Region Record, Press+1, Lucid Forge, and Women’s Post. Adam was also named one of the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 for his work with Ed Video Media Arts Centre.
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