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How to watch Cantopop biopic Anita in Australia
Louise Wong makes her screen debut in this music-filled memorial to late songstress Anita Mui.
Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back is full of priceless moments
Footage offers a candid, unflinching look at the group’s personalities and the creative process.
Filled with pretentious theatre kid energy, tick, tick…BOOM! still offers explosive musical moments
Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda is still stuck on legacy, in this passionate musical memoir of Jonathon Larson.
Get back to Yellow Submarine, the Beatles’ tripped-out animated classic
And a one and a two and a three: “Lucy in the sskkkkyyyy with diaaammmonndddsss!”
Mayhem and musicophilia: a guide to Edgar Wright’s greatest needle drops
The British director dusts off his record collection for magical, musical moments in Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, and Last Night in Soho.
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.
Candyman’s brilliantly immersive soundtrack will set a benchmark for years to come
There are good scores, there are great scores, and there are strokes of brilliance like the soundtrack to Candyman.
I saw his face, now I’m a Belieber: how to watch the Justin Bieber: Our World in Australia
Gotta keep an eye out for Selener from the rooftop of LA’s Beverly Hilton—the site of a New Years Bieb spectacular.
Let It Stream: Peter Jackson’s series The Beatles: Get Back arrives on Disney+ next month
Peter Jackson has given Beatlemaniacs a sneak peek into the illuminating docuseries footage.
How to watch Billie Eilish in Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles
It’s a combo of concert doco and stirring visual album, with Gen Z pop star Eilish at the centre of it all.
Sparks tell us about the birth of their Cannes-winning musical Annette
“We didn’t want this to be sort of a traditional Broadway musical.”
Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, is now playing in select Australian cinemas
With a big voice and a slew of soulful hits, Aretha Franklin comes to life in this long-awaited biopic.
The Aretha Franklin biopic Respect is certainly respectful – but doesn’t do anything new
Watch her quiet subverting of male power dynamics as she moves from strength to strength.
Edgar Wright’s doco The Sparks Brothers is a hugely enjoyable story of artistic tenacity
A tone of caring fandom infuses this look at 50 fascinating years of music and art.
Here’s where you can watch the first 8 minutes of In The Heights
Already called the US’s “movie of the summer”, this hip-hop musical might just warm up our Aussie winter.
Heartwarming concert doco P!nk: All I Know So Far is landing on Prime Video this week
P!nk fans will soon get “a glimpse behind the curtain of the circus that she calls life”.
Zappa’s saving grace is its footage from the legendary muso’s personal archive
The footage from Zappa’s personal archive proves to be the film’s saving grace.
Framing Britney Spears reframes the ‘Toxic’ singer’s toxic tabloid treatment
This documentary makes you stop and rethink how Britney Spears has been treated.
Updated: When is Framing Britney Spears likely to be released in Australia?
The New York Times TV film has brought new attention to the #FreeBritney movement, so how can Aussies join in?
Trailer and release date for Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and The Witch
Featuring a stacked voice cast and impish CGI animation, this looks like another stone-cold Ghibli classic.
Chadwick Boseman’s swansong is the final act in a career distinguished by charisma and talent
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the final act in a career distinguished by elegance, charisma and talent.
The 10 best music documentaries so far in the 21st century
From one hell of an impressive pile, we’ve picked the 10 best music docos so far this century.