Nearly 40 minutes of bonus interviews, at-home scenes, performances and outtakes from the “Pearl Jam Twenty” film.
When contemplating “Pearl Jam Twenty,” it’s helpful to contextualize the 2011 documentary first as a Cameron Crowe film. Think of it as “Almost Famous 2: More Famous-er.” In Crowe’s first rock film, he followed the fictional band Stillwater as it navigated the pitfalls of burgeoning stardom. But the movie ends before Stillwater actually makes it — we’re left to imagine the problems that will inevitably arise between singer Jeff Bebe and guitarist-with-mystique Russell Hammond in the years ahead.
No less an authority than Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister once advised a bandmate that there were very few hard, fast rules in rock, but one of them was “don’t wear shorts on stage.”
In the award-winning Netflix drama “The Queen’s Gambit,” Beth Harmon lies awake in bed and imagines a chess board on the ceiling. In the games she projects in the theater of her mind, rooks, pawns and the like skate across the checkered squares with blinding speed. The orphan prodigy considers every move. Her brain races; we see blurred paths of the advancements and reversals, the contrails of where Harmon’s thoughts start and end. She deliberates until she lands on an unassailable strategy and achieves the seemingly impossible: perfection.