Beyoncé brings it home: why concert films are big again
The genre makes financial sense for Netflix and artists, as well as offering stars the control they crave
As a camera makes its way through a sea of backing dancers, majorettes and marching bands, Beyoncé appears in a sequined robe and headdress reminiscent of Queen Nefertiti. This is the climax of Coachella 2018, and for the next two hours of Netflix’s Homecoming we are ringside for a career-defining performance from pop’s biggest star.
Welcome to the new era of the concert film: big, bold and eminently streamable.