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From the Slits and Go-Betweens to MIA and Dr Dre: how music documentaries came of age
Musicians are the success story of this year’s Berlin film festival, and are making their greatest impact on video streaming services

Simran Hans

25, Feb, 2018 @12:04 AM

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Film-maker Asif Kapadia: ‘Maradona is the third part of a trilogy about child geniuses and fame’
The director of Senna and Amy on falling in love with his subjects, tackling Maradona, and how his films resemble pop art

Tim Lewis

25, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Amy producer reportedly in talks to make Tony Blair film
Representatives of the former primer minister are rumoured to have met with James Gay-Rees, producer of Amy, Senna and Supersonic

Andrew Pulver

17, Jan, 2017 @12:00 PM

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From Weiner to Making A Murderer: this is the golden age of documentaries
Documentary films have are more diverse, experimental and popular than ever before. Here we consider why, and survey the genre’s game-changers

Charlie Lyne, Rebecca Nicholson, John Patterson, Steve Rose, Laura Snapes, Arwa Haider, Bella Todd, Jack Seale and Graeme Virtue

14, Nov, 2016 @9:00 AM

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On my radar: Akram Khan’s cultural highlights
The dancer and choreographer on Kate Tempest’s poetry, Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary, and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau

Kate Kellaway

08, May, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Amy Winehouse's father hits out at Amy director following Oscar win
Asif Kapadia accused by Mitch Winehouse of making award-winning documentary out of self-interest: ‘He’s fooled everybody’

Ben Child

01, Mar, 2016 @1:41 PM

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Leonardo DiCaprio leads political charge at 2016 Oscars
The Academy Award ceremony saw a plethora of principled statements from the winners’ podium – with more than #OscarsSoWhite in their sights

Andrew Pulver

29, Feb, 2016 @12:44 PM

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Spotlight and The Revenant deserve their Oscars, but where were Carol's? | Peter Bradshaw
On balance, the Academy gave its prizes to the right people, but it’s baffling that the Cate Blanchett-starring lesbian romance was completely shut out

Peter Bradshaw

29, Feb, 2016 @6:27 AM

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Amy wins best documentary feature Oscar
Asif Kapadia’s tribute to the jazz and pop singer beats Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence to win the prize

Henry Barnes

29, Feb, 2016 @3:43 AM

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Amy, the documentary about Amy Winehouse, wins a Grammy
Asif Kapadia’s documentary, which contains a pivotal section on the 2008 Grammys, sees Winehouse posthumously return to the ceremony

Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles

15, Feb, 2016 @11:30 PM

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Baftas 2016: The Revenant and Mad Max maul competition as Carol snubbed
• The Revenant scores best picture, director and actor for Leonardo DiCaprio
• Mad Max: Fury Road surprises with four wins
• Carol – which led the nominations – goes home empty-handed

Mark Brown and Hannah Ellis-Petersen

14, Feb, 2016 @9:24 PM

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Record Oscar nominations for British outfit Film4
Room, Carol, 45 Years, Amy, Youth and Ex Machina earn Channel 4’s once embattled movie maker 15 chances at Oscar glory

Andrew Pulver

15, Jan, 2016 @5:58 PM

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