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‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Achieves a Kind of Heightened Truth

Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, called the production “the most unusual biopicture I’ve been involved in”.

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28 Apr 2015 // 9:30 AM

Spandau Ballet Gets Its Due in ‘Soul Boys’ Documentary

Spandau Ballet launched the “New Romantics” movement in pop’s New Wave, the music that blended punk and disco and fashion and paved the way

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24 Apr 2015 // 9:04 AM

‘Montage of Heck’ Reveals Unseen Sides of Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s witty self-awareness is one of many new and heartrending sides of him brought to light in Brett Morgen’s new HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

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Jingo - “A.D.D.” (audio) (Premiere)

The up-and-coming British outfit Jingo tackles the overmedicalization of mental disorders in their powerful new tune "A.D.D.".

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Django Django - “Beginning to Fade” (video)

The billowy vocal harmonies and psychedelic visuals of Django Django's "Beginning to Fade" is an ideal aural and visual complement to 4/20, this highest of holidays.

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Disneynature Lets the Clichés Overpower the Footage in ‘Monkey Kingdom’

As Monkey Kingdom turns into another cookie-cutter family film in which the underdog overcomes all odds, it's easy to lose track of the incredible documentary footage.

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The Staves - “Black and White (Live at Wilton’s Music Hall)” (video)

In the final installment of their live gig at London's Wilton's Music Hall, the sibling trio the Staves perform the lush "Black and White".

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The Staves feat. Justin Vernon - “I’m on Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)” (video)

The lovely vocal harmonies of the English sister trio the Staves give new life to Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire".

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13 Apr 2015 // 10:15 AM

The Staves - “Teeth White” (video)

Elating vocal harmonies and a mid-'70s rock vibe make up the catchy number "Teeth White", which can be found on the latest album by the English sister trio the Staves, If I Was.

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13 Apr 2015 // 1:06 AM

Eels: Royal Albert Hall

What becomes of the broken-hearted? They go to an Eels gig, obviously.

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If He Were Still With Us, ‘Life Itself’ Would Be Worthy of Roger Ebert’s Praise

Ebert never lived to see the finished product, but it's not a stretch at all to imagine what kind of score Siskel & Ebert would have given it had they the chance: two thumbs up.

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False-Heads - “TwentyNothing” (video) (Premiere)

The young London band False-Heads take a leaflet out of the book Nirvana wrote with its energetic new single, "TwentyNothing".

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Ben Stiller Takes on a Woody Allen Persona in ‘While We’re Young’

This examination of documentary filmmaking, of truth and not-quite-truth, is somewhat undercut by the neuroses of its male lead (Ben Stiller).

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10 Culturally Iconic Moments in the Career of Albert Maysles (1926 - 2015)

Though he never received the appreciation of his peers, documentarian Albert Maysles' mark on the genre remains indelible, and important. Here are 10 reasons why.

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‘Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show’ Is a Man’s World

Showrunners misses the opportunity to explore why creating fictional worlds continues to be gendered as masculine in our cultural imagination.

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‘Last Days of Vietnam’ Reveals the Lessons Still Unlearned

In Last Days in Vietnam, archival footage is both thrilling and heartbreaking, at once emblematic of the broader saga of so many mistakes set against so many heroic efforts.

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‘Night Moves’ Depicts the Blindness and Violence of Ideology

Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall.

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‘A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY’: Tales of How to Stay Alive

Knowledge of what might happen, a sense of limits and possibilities, make New York firefighters' lives simultaneously extraordinary and essential.

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‘Gringo Trails’ Explores the Complicated Business of Tourism

Gringo Trails doesn't explore the construction of travelers' desire for an "authentic" experience, but instead focuses on its effects: the global tourism industry.

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‘After Tiller’: Difficult Decisions for Patients and Doctors

The work of Dr. Susan Robinson forms the focus of Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's intelligent, conscientious documentary, After Tiller, premiering on PBS' POV series on September 1.

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