Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito, Hip-Hop Heralds, Are Saluted in a Film

A documentary lauds the D.J. stars of “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show” on Columbia University’s radio station, WKCR, for eight years in the ’90s.


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Arcade Fire Seeks More Than a Rockumentary With ‘The Reflektor Tapes’

The new film is an impressionistic voyage through the band’s recording and touring of its 2013 album.


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Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81

Mr. Keys produced concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center by Stan Getz, Dionne Warwick, the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder.


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‘Amy’ (With Movie Trailer): Asif Kapadia Narrates a Scene

Asif Kapadia, the director of this documentary on Amy Winehouse, discusses a sequence where she records the vocals for “Back to Black.”


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Amy Winehouse Documentary Lets Nobody Off the Hook

Those who decided to make a film about the soul singer’s legacy may not have gotten exactly what they expected, especially her family.


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ArtsBeat: Amy Winehouse Documentary Unveiled in Cannes

The world premiere draws critical raves.




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Movie Review: ‘Death Metal Angola,’ About a Culture Coming Back to Life

The spoils of war in Angola were hardly treasures: just more poverty and rubble, but the people still found inspiration for a national concert, chronicled in “Death Metal Angola.”



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A Documentary Celebrates the Mekons

A new documentary charts the trajectory of the wry Mekons, one of rock’s longest-running commercially unsuccessful groups.

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