A still from the 2019 documentary film Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard. It is one of a string of music documentaries and concert films being released this year.

The rise of concert films and music documentaries, from Pavarotti to Shakira, and the A-list directors, such as Ron Howard, drawn to the format

  • Metallica, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, Depeche Mode, Roger Waters – all have turned to concert movies this year to reach out to fans
  • Meanwhile, documentary producers play to the nostalgia of older fans, and to younger music lovers who missed seeing stars in their prime
Topic |   American films

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A still from the 2019 documentary film Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard. It is one of a string of music documentaries and concert films being released this year.
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In the coming months, media conglomerates Disney, Netflix, Apple and HBO will launch their latest streaming services. Photo: TNS

Disney, Netflix, Apple and HBO streaming services line up for battle – but who will win out?

  • Disney+ is early favourite to prevail thanks to its deep library of classic films and series from the Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars franchises
  • Netflix will be relying more on addictive original content and major new movies like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman
Topic |   Streaming video and TV

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In the coming months, media conglomerates Disney, Netflix, Apple and HBO will launch their latest streaming services. Photo: TNS
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