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.”






A Documentary Celebrates the Mekons

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

ArtsBeat: Documentary Film Offers 50 Years of the Grateful Dead

The untitled film will include new interviews with the surviving band members, and will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, with Martin Scorsese as executive producer.






Television Review: Dave Grohl in ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’ on HBO

“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on HBO is tied into the band’s coming album, but is a blend of travelogue, history and music that can stand on its own.






ArtsBeat: Glen Campbell Sued Over Documentary

The artist, who has Alzheimer’s, is the subject of a film about his condition, and a production company alleges it was cut out of the project.






Snapshot: Talking to Justin Kauflin

The rising pianist Justin Kauflin talks about this mentor, the trumpeter Clark Terry, and a documentary detailing their relationship.

Movie Review: ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music!’ Tells of Chris Strachwitz

“This Ain’t No Mouse Music!” tells of Chris Strachwitz and his Arhoolie Records, which released stars of blues, zydeco and other roots music.






Movie Review: ‘Björk: Biophilia Live’ Documents Her Tour

The tour behind the Icelandic singer’s album “Biophilia” is captured in a documentary.