A Christmas gift of a cheap guitar plus the influence of David Bowie combined to set Joan Jett on her path. A very cool documentary fills in the blanks of her unlikely journey.
It was hard to stand in the spotlight with David Bowie, but guitarist Mick Ronson did so more than admirably. Along the way, he worked with stars including Elton, Lou Reed, even John Mellencamp — and deeply influenced rising artists like Morrissey and Def Leppard. A tribute to his all-too-short career.
Peter Jackson’s epic series, “The Lord of the Rings” was fantasy. Now, he tackles the real-world inspiration behind it in a groundbreaking documentary.
Ahead of a big 2019 tour, the Rolling Stones show why they remain the greatest rock band in the world. This concert film, circa 1994, reveals how they’ve never lost a step over the years.
From fronting the Runaways to navigating Grunge, Joan Jett is a worthy muse for a documentary because she’s always had “one foot in the gutter and one foot in possible stardom.”