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Movie Review: Documentary 'Carlos' is a loving, respectful portrait of guitar god Santana

Sep. 26, 2023 14:13 PM EDT

A new documentary on rock icon Carlos Santana begins with the legendary philosopher-guitarist asking a simple question: “Do you believe in magic?” “Magic. Not tricks — the flow of grace,” he says. You may be convinced you do a little less than 90 minutes...

What's streaming now: Doja Cat, 'Sex Education,' 'Spy Kids,' 'The Super Models' and 'Superpower'

Sep. 22, 2023 16:00 PM EDT

The return of Netflix’s “Sex Education” with Gillian Anderson, Sean Penn's documentary about Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy and a docuseries that charts the rise of the first supermodels are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you ...

'Donyale Luna: Supermodel' shines a light on the first Black model to grace cover of Vogue

Sep. 20, 2023 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the first Black model to grace the cover of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, a muse to Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali and a film star, Donyale Luna’s life story was ready made for Hollywood. So how did the statuesque beauty who broke down barriers go unknown for years? ...

A new documentary reexamines the Louis CK scandal, 6 years later

Sep. 12, 2023 10:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Louis C.K. came to the Toronto International Film Festival six years ago with the hotly anticipated “I Love You, Daddy,” just as allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian were gaining new prominence. The movie sold at TIFF for $5 million, but before...

Over 100 VIPs attend UN screening of documentary on Russia's siege of Ukrainian city of Mariupol

Sep. 12, 2023 02:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than a hundred ambassadors, journalists and representatives of a broad spectrum of society watched a U.N. screening Monday evening of the award-winning documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” which follows a trio of Associated Press journalists during Russia’s...

In Toronto, Paul Simon takes a bow with a new career-spanning documentary

Sep. 10, 2023 18:23 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — After a three-and-a-half-hour documentary on his life, Paul Simon had only sympathy for the audience. “You're probably exhausted,” Simon told the crowd after the premiere of Alex Gibney's “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” on Sunday at the Toronto...

Movie Review: Documentary 'The Eternal Memory' shows that love is stronger than dementia

Aug. 09, 2023 16:35 PM EDT

“The Eternal Memory” begins with a confused Augusto Góngora waking up one morning as his wife of two decades gently greets him. “Nice to meet you,” he tells her. The loving, lyrical Maite Alberdi -directed documentary is the story of one man's decline due to...

Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel reveals in documentary he tried to commit suicide at end of 'bender'

Aug. 04, 2023 19:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel revealed in an upcoming documentary that he tried to commit suicide after being cut by the team in 2016. Manziel, who was drafted by the Browns in 2014 following a wildly successful college career at Texas A&M,...

What to stream this weekend: Steph Curry doc, Greta Van Fleet, 'Justified,' 'Minx' and Pikmin

Jul. 21, 2023 00:45 AM EDT

A documentary on Apple TV+ that chronicles the atypical path Stephen Curry took to becoming a basketball legend plus new tunes from the rock band Greta Van Fleet are among the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Among the offerings worth your time as...

What to know about the harrowing Ukraine war doc '20 Days in Mariupol'

Jul. 13, 2023 16:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Theatergoers in select cities will soon be able to watch “20 Days in Mariupol,” the visceral documentary on Russia's early assault on the Ukrainian city. The 94-minute film is a joint production by The Associated Press and PBS “Frontline" and has been met with...