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

‘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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The Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ Arrives on Blu-ray: Lots of Music, Even More Surprises

The signs of discord are interspersed with many moments of pure joy as all four members of the group rediscover the pleasure of one another’s company.

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When The Rolling Stones Played Hyde Park in 1969

The band hadn’t played a full concert since 1967. 20-year-old Mick Taylor was debuting as their new lead guitarist, two days after Brian Jones had died

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Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Deluxe: Review

Rock may today seem less likely to take over and remake the world, but most of this music still sounds just as good as it did in 1968

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The Go-Go’s’ Rise and Fall Told in 2020 Documentary: Review

Filmmaker Alison Ellwood does a great job capturing the all-girl group’s surprising, early success and subsequent disappointment

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Kurt Cobain: The Puzzle Pieces He Left Behind

The Nirvana frontman died at 27. Our review of the documentary ‘Montage of Heck,’ an in-depth look at his life and work

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Both Sides of Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight 1970

At first she appears shaken and angry. She asks for some respect. She gets it. The audience begins listening attentively and calls her back for an encore.

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‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Doc: Review

His frankness and honesty drive the documentary, one of the most intimate portraits of a major rock star ever committed to film.

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Grateful Dead ‘Long Strange Trip’ Documentary: Review

A sprawling collection of transcendent highs and the occasional free-falling low, much like a Dead concert. We review the 4-hour film

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