Mary Wharton’s doc celebrates Petty’s life and works, but the lack of conflict makes it hard to latch onto.
This YouTube Original documentary refuses easy answers for the pop star’s struggles with addiction and mental health.
The first feature-length documentary dedicated to Tina Turner leaves out too much to be truly engaging.
While the documentary about legendary rapper Biggie Smalls is somewhat lacking, the occasional insider’s look at his all-too-short life makes it worthwhile.
Apple TV+’s Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry traces the music sensation’s rise to fame, without falling prey to the usual music doc cliches.
Andra Day shines in Lee Daniels’ otherwise-messy biopic about the Black cultural icon, squandering some fine potential.
Superfan Edgar Wright directs a lovingly expansive documentary about legendary art rock band Sparks.
Frank Marshall directs a moving documentary about the legendary trio whose success endured ego clashes & fickle fans.
Netflix’s latest pop-star documentary is a bit too treacly and devoid of conflict to dig into the complexities of its young star’s career.
Alex Winter’s look at the multi-hyphenate is an expansive two hours bolstered by its unseen footage and stellar editing.
Spike Lee captures all the vibrancy and social import of Byrne’s rightly-acclaimed Broadway show.
Cameron Crowe’s rock and roll dramedy may not be the most realistic tale, but it’s a keen mix of chaotic and crowd-pleasing.
Spike Lee’s longtime collaborator talks about using new instruments in his latest score, honoring Black veterans, and representation in film composing.
The Afropunk musician-turned-composer talks to us about diving into the complicated musical psyche of Shirley Jackson.
Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson have killer chemistry in a sunny if formulaic music dramedy.
The composer of Get Out and Us discusses a return to his classical roots with Cory Finley’s Bad Education.
The veteran composer and Florence and the Machine producer collaborate on the intrigue and pop covers of Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere.
The composer discusses crafting the delicate, otherworldly rhythms of Amazon’s sci-fi anthology series.