Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "music documentary"

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The Last Waltz **** (1978, The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond) – Classic Movie Review 5374

Director Martin Scorsese’s legendary 1978 music documentary feature film of the celebration Thanksgiving 1976 farewell concert by The Band (for some time Bob Dylan’s backing group) is a model of excitement and dynamism for rock concert […]

May, 01

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll *** (1987, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton) – Classic Movie Review 5176

Director Taylor Hackford’s 1987 documentary is a flamboyant, thoroughly enjoyable salute to the seemingly immortal Chuck Berry, with archive footage from the early Fifties, fantastic interviews with Sixties survivors and the old rocker himself, plus footage […]

Mar, 19

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years **** (2016) – Movie Review

Director Ron Howard’s delicious documentary compilation of footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles’ 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966 is fab – obviously. A labour of love, it features no personal lowdown stuff or […]

Sep, 16

Amy **** (2015) – Movie Review

Director Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy is extremely well done, informative and moving, but also very depressing and upsetting. Amy Winehouse had it all – an incredible jazz voice, the ability to turn her emotional pain into clever […]

Jul, 01

Woodstock ***** (1970, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Canned Heat, Joan Baez) – Classic Movie Review 197

Michael Wadleigh’s 1970 music documentary is absolutely fantastic, both for the astounding music and as a treasured time capsule. Released in cinemas to huge audiences and acclaim at the time, it’s essential viewing for all […]

Aug, 28


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