Music

The Score

By Natasha Jagger

Writer/director Malachi Smyth's feature debut is a musical heist film that struggles to strike the right chord.

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a-ha: The Movie

By Josh Slater-Williams

Norway’s favourite synth-pop sons receive the full music biography treatment in this intimate documentary.

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This Much I Know To Be True

By Marina Ashioti

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis perform an intimate yet expansive session at the Battersea Arts Centre. The results are mesmerising.

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Casablanca Beats

By Marina Ashioti

A former rapper sets up a hip-hop programme for the participants of his local youth group in Nabil Ayouch’s well-meaning drama.

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Ennio

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

Great detail abounds in Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary celebrating the life and work of the late film composer Ennio Morricone.

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Charli XCX: Alone Together

By Cassidy Olsen

This unique and often insightful documentary shows Charli XCX collaborating with her fans on a DIY quarantine album.

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Marry Me

By Rogan Graham

Easily digestible hunk of rom-com fluff with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson doing the mismatched couple thing.

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The Beatles: Get Back

By Elena Lazic

Peter Jackson unearths and re-edits footage of the Beatles’ last hurrah, with euphoric and exasperating results.

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Keyboard Fantasies

By John Dunning

This tour documentary-cum-biography celebrates the remarkable life and career of cult musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

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The Nowhere Inn

By Emily Maskell

Annie Clark (aka St Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein set off on an unconventional road trip in this pithy meta-documentary.

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Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers

By Greg Wetherall

This newly unearthed chronicle of the making of the American singer-songwriter’s favourite album is a gift for fans.

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The Velvet Underground

By Michael Leader

Todd Haynes directs this definitive chronicle of the fabled avant-garde rock group, taking in everything from doo wop to pop art.

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Oasis Knebworth 1996

By Lou Thomas

The inside story of one of the great concerts in British rock ’n’ roll history is a welcome dose of ’90s nostalgia.

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

By Leila Latif

Questlove’s rhapsodic documentary revives the long-forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, aka ‘Black Woodstock’.

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Nashville (1975)

By Glenn Heath Jr

Robert Altman’s show-stopping musical mosaic returns to UK cinemas in a sparkling new 4K restoration.

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Dinner in America

By Lou Thomas

Punk provocateur Adam Rehmeier surveys America’s putrefying suburbs in this unconventional coming-of-ager.

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Sisters with Transistors

By Caitlin Quinlan

This illuminating documentary profiles extraordinary women musicians who shaped electronic sound.

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