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Music Reviews

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Fantastic hip-hop documentary has profanity, some drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Kingdom of Little Wounds Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
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A Star Is Born Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Cooper, Lady Gaga shine in tragic story of love, addiction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Blues Brothers Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Cult classic has lots of profanity, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Songza App Poster Image
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age 16+
Free playlists for every mood; no filter for iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Behind the Candelabra Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Vivid romance between over-the-top men has drugs and sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Inside Llewyn Davis Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Bleak but lovely journey OK for older-teen music fans.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Rudderless Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Touching drama about father remembering lost son with music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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bandcamp Website Poster Image
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Musicians' portal draws true fans, isn't pushy for money.
URL: http://bandcamp.com/
(2015)
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Amy Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Devastatingly compelling docu about talent gone too soon.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Bessie Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty biopic has sex, violence, drinking, great music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Miles Ahead Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Cheadle shines in dark, labor-of-love biopic of Miles Davis.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Grace of My Heart Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Charming tale of songwriter finding her voice has profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Hip-Hop Evolution TV Poster Image
age 16+
Frank, fascinating history of a music genre, culture shift.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Rubble Kings Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Inspiring doc on hip-hop's roots has some violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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G-Funk Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Excellent docu about West Coast hip-hop; cursing, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bodied Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy comedy attacks stereotypes; strong language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
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The Commitments Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Joyous '90s musical-drama has lots of profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Bristling docu about Russian protesters may fascinate teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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