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One man’s very subjective list of their favourite music docos
If one thing is true of music docos, it’s that there literally cannot ever be enough.
Todd Haynes doco on The Velvet Underground is disappointingly conventional
Jonathan Richman and John Waters elevate what can be a dour story told by jaded people.
Peter Brook Bell tells us about UFC champ Mark Hunt doco The Fight of His Life
“Mark has had to fight for everything he has in life.”
First trailer and release date for Peter Jackson doco The Beatles: Get Back
Jackson uses the same restoration techniques used in 2018’s stunning They Shall Not Grow Old.
The Alpinist is a brain-feeding, occasionally nerve-shredding, cinematic experience
You’d be forgiven for thinking this latest feature, The Alpinist, was trying to out-solo Free Solo.
An Oscar-nominated director turns true-crime sleuth in Murder at the Cottage
A captivating journey through one man’s crusade to unravel a complex case.
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Will the real Val Kilmer please stand up? 10 things we learned while watching Val
Misunderstood artist or just a “difficult” actor? Prime Video’s new documentary shows us many facets of the now-ailing performer.
Real-life spy story The Mole Agent amuses more than most made-up films this year
The kooky premise certainly sounds like something that would star Jim Broadbent.
Dark Side of the Ring returns, exploring wrestling’s shadowy corners of spandex and blood
This season is the longest yet, with stories from across the strange history of pro wrestling.
Sparks for Sparks’ sake: Edgar Wright’s doco The Sparks Brothers
A tone of caring fandom infuses this look at 50 fascinating years of music and art.
Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers arrives in select cinemas next month
Everyone’s about to discover the uniqueness of cult favourites Sparks.
Prepare to fall in love with Florian Habicht’s James & Isey
A singular look into the lives of an intriguing, incredibly lovable mother and son.
Acclaimed Tina Turner documentary headlines this year’s Doc Edge festival
TINA is one of the crown jewels of this year’s Doc Edge Festival.
The Sir Dave Dobbyn Collection comes to NZ On Screen for NZ Music Month
Watch one of Aotearoa’s most beloved musical legends in videos throughout his storied career.
Oscar-nominated doco Collective is a stunning achievement
If you ever wondered what speaking truth to power really looks like, look no further.
Gripping new doco Assassins digs into the murder of Kim Jong-un’s brother
“Shocking, satisfying, sad, and illuminating.”
Even those so-so on Frank Zappa ought to get a lot out of this new doco
The footage from Zappa’s personal archive proves to be the film’s saving grace.
Louis Theroux is as questioning as ever in his retrospective series
Life on the Edge sees Louis Theroux reflect on and revisit his 25-year career.
The Dissident director on the horrific murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Bryan Fogel speaks with us about his follow-up to Oscar-winner Icarus.
Polynesian Panthers documentaries and exhibition educate – to liberate
Auckland Arts Festival exhibition reflects on the era of dawn raids.
Engrossing Billie Eilish doco is full of unexpectedly moving moments
Doco hammers home the pressure and recognition that comes with stardom.