Friday, September 16, 2016


This profile on Amy Winehouse, an Oscar winner for Best Documentary, is watchable though not all that compelling and struck me as a particularly unremarkable rise and fall documentary story (a descent into booze and pills, personal demons channeled into art, middle class angst, daddy issues, etc., etc.) of a talented songstress performing substandard jazz numbers. The film is more or less composed exclusively of home video footage which in and of itself is no small achievement for a nonfiction film.

*** out of ****