Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

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The Movie: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Where You Can Stream It: Apple TV+

The Pitch: Taking a deeply personal look at the extraordinary singer Billie Eilish, director R.J. Cutler follows her journey on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, as the writing and recording of her debut album changes her life and turns her into one of the biggest pop stars of the decade.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: There’s a good chance you know Billie Eilish from her hit single “Bad Guy” or from being recruited to write the theme song for the next James Bond movie No Time to Die (a feat for which she just won a Grammy). But the Apple TV+ documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry paints a portrait more thorough and revealing than any music documentary that I’ve ever seen. This isn’t just a standard chronicle of the behind-the-scenes happenings while Billie Eilish records an album and tours the world. It’s an intimate, in-depth look at the creative process of this quiet but powerful musical force, the pressure that comes with fame at such a young age, and how the love of a family and a genuine, artistic approach to music keeps a pop star as grounded as possible. Read More »

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