The Reflektor Film is a documentary that can be best described as part concert film and part avant garde behind the scenes footage. Most of the film, with the exception of the latter performance scenes, is presented in a stark black and white. The film has a very experimental presentation to it, which is almost going into the mindset of what Arcade Fire is all about.
The Reflektor Tapes is most worth watching for the concert footage, which primarily consists of songs from the "Reflektor" album, though there is a brief tease of Arcade Fire's most popular song "Rebellion," even though the footage cuts away before the singing starts. Ultimately, The Reflektor Tapes is little more than a visual companion to the "Reflektor" album and is better suited as a DVD feature than a cinematic presentation.
★ ★ ★ 1/2 | FAIR
The Reflektor Tapes screens tonight and Monday at select Cineplex Theatres