‘Stop Making Sense’ review: Talking Heads concert doc hasn’t aged a day

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The Seattle Times

As the song goes, same as it ever was. “Stop Making Sense,” Jonathan Demme’s concert film featuring Talking Heads, was kinetic joy personified when it premiered in theaters in 1984. Now, in a new restoration in honor of the 40th anniversary of its filming, it’s back — and, except for a few of the baggy ’80s outfits, this dream of a movie hasn’t aged a day. Watching it leaves you lighter, happier, younger — dancing your way out of the theater to the Heads’ irresistible beats. Demme filmed “Stop Making Sense” over several performances at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre in December 1983, as a pure …

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