Films/DVDs

Rock movies come in a variety of modes: Biopics, fictional stories set in a music setting, documentaries about stars, bands, musicians and other musical figures and topics, plus concerts and live musical performances, among others. Whether coming to or playing in theaters, on TV, or released on DVD and Blu-ray, we fill you in on what you may want to see

Graham Parker Rockpalast Concerts Reissued with a Bonus: Review

His potent fusion of new wave and soul comes across loud and clear throughout on these 1978 and 1980 performances

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Queen Rock Montreal + Live Aid: At The Top of Their Game

The set offers the 1981 concert in a widescreen version as well as a full-screen format

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The Beatles Restored ‘Let It Be’ Film Shows a Band Still at a Creative Peak: Review

Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s restored 1970 film is streaming exclusively on Disney+

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Beatles Documentary, ‘Eight Days a Week’: Review

The 2016 film is “a nonstop rush of adrenaline, a comfort-food feast of melodic guitars and impeccable harmonies, unbridled creativity and boundless artistic determination, cheeky wit and newness and wonder and youth. And screams—lots of screams.”

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11 Movies That Rock: Woodstock to Spinal Tap

From Almost Famous to The Last Waltz, from School of Rock to Wayne’s World, these films share one thing in common – they all rock!

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A 50th-Anniversary Blu-ray of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ Film: Review

All Bowie’s goodbye speech did here was to close the door on the Ziggy phase of his career. But what a phase it was.

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Three Vintage Films Capture San Francisco Rock’s Glory Days

Santana, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and others at their ’60s/’70s peak are captured live in this DVD set.

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Abbey Road Studios Documentary From Mary McCartney: Review

“If These Walls Could Sing” includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and more

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‘My Life As a Rolling Stone,’ a Rewarding Docu-Series: Review

The 4-part program includes previously unseen footage and interviews from Jagger, Richards and Wood, with archival material of Watts

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Linda Ronstadt Documentary Review: ‘I Have to Sing’

From the beginning of her career, Ronstadt was never not going to be a sensation. Only the natural course of life could make her stop singing.

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