Soul Boys of the Western World

By the time this 2014 documentary about the British new-wave band Spandau Ballet is over, you won’t know the members’ blood types or favorite pizza toppings, but you’ll know pretty much everything else. Produced by the band’s manager, it coincides with an upcoming world tour, so it’s essentially a promotional project. There isn’t any new footage—only archival material dating back to postwar London—and the decision to include only the audio of interviews with the group takes some getting used to. Once director George Hencken establishes a steady rhythm, this has the quality of an illustrated oral history, though the incessant nostalgia and revisionist history are exhausting.