Peter Watkins’ Vietnam-era study of protest, politics and punishment remains timely, but it’s too much in love with sloganeering to win over hearts and minds.
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd And Yoko Ono Battle The Bootlegs In A 1971 Documentary
The new threat of illegal live recordings explored in a 1971 documentary that includes shameless criminality and John Lennon hiding in a bag.
The Wretched World Of El Duce And The Mentors
The sordid tale of rock’s must gleefully offensive band and its provocative leader.
Jutta, Kiss And The Big Show – A Grim Glam Rock German TV Drama
A strange German television drama based around the 1980 Kiss tour.
Georges Bataille On Literature And Evil
The only television interview with the writer, philosopher and transgressive artist.
The Zappa Documentary Is Here
The long-awaited documentary study of the musical maverick gets a US release in November.
Raindance 2020: The Mystery Of The Pink Flamingo
A joyous celebration of avoiding conventionality and embracing your inner kitsch.
Raindance 2020: Jimmy IS Punk – The Story Of PANIC
Looking back at the fleeting career of the Netherland’s first punk rock band.
Post-Rock Pretension: In A Silent Way Goes In Search Of Talk Talk
A new documentary makes a valiant but ultimately futile attempt to posit Talk Talk as music’s lost artistic geniuses – without any help from the band.
Persian Black Metal: A Somewhat Incomplete Story
This documentary about Iranian black metal musician Faustoos Crowley rather glosses over the more controversial and questionable aspects of his work.
Mean Man – Chris Holmes, W.A.S.P., Rock ‘N’ Roll Excess And Redemption
The new documentary looking at rock ‘n’ roll’s most unlikely survivor, former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes.
The New Sound Of Music
A 1979 BBC documentary about the history of electronic music.