| Mar 10, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Frontman for the R&B band Trammps
Jimmy Ellis, 74, the frontman for the Trammps R&B group who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby, burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit, died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., according to the Bass-...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Since nearly every dance-related film and television project in this century has involved a contest or competition, however bogus, it was a good idea to make a documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix, a genuine, internationally recognized event...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Next week promises to be a big one for fans of the Rolling Stones, with a new three-CD anthology due out Tuesday and a career-overview documentary set to premiere Thursday night on HBO.
Now listeners can get a deeper (and perhaps less authorized) look at...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Sep 30, 2012
Healthcare documentaries: In the Sept. 29 Calendar section, an article about three documentaries dealing with healthcare reform said that one of them, "Doctored," opens Thursday and another, "The Waiting Room," opens Friday. Both opened last week.
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| May 5, 2012
It had only been a few years since Adam Yauch had found fame as the in-your-face rapper and bass player MCA in the transgressive, boundary-breaking trio the Beastie Boys.
But in 1992 he was searching for something else, traveling in Nepal to snowboard...
| Aug 23, 2012
Marvin W. Meyer, an expert on Gnosticism and ancient texts about Jesus outside the New Testament who challenged the traditional portrayal of Judas Iscariot as the ultimate biblical villain, has died. He was 64.
Meyer, whose book "The Gospel of Judas"...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:08 PM
With the end of summer rapidly approaching, it seems there aren't many people who want to spend their final no school or work days at the movie theater.
The four new pictures hitting multiplexes this weekend aren't generating much interest among...
| May 20, 2012
Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food ("Super Size Me") and product placement ("The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"). Now, in the just-released"Mansome," he turns his attention to the somewhat surprising topic of...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:47 AM
China has reportedly withdrawn its delegation from a documentary film festival in Britain in reaction to the festival's screening of a new movie about Ai Weiwei, the artist and political activist who has repeatedly found himself in trouble with Chinese...