Film Four Review - 4 STARS!

Celebrity culture hasn't just invaded the lives of 'Heat'-stricken soap stars flopping between bar and rehab with the paparazzi on their tails. According to Chris Atkins' mischievous and eloquently angry investigation into the causes and cost of our obsession with fame, it's colonised our consciousness, remoulded the media and sold us a series of impossible dreams. Atkins' thesis: this new, non news-based form of 'news' operates as a sly form of social control, and in five fascinating lessons he deconstructs the celebrity-industrial complex to reveal who's doing to what to who, and why.