Amy Winehouse’s was a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, she wrote and sung from the heart, using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. Tragically, relentless media attention coupled with her troubled relationships and lifestyle, and her global success saw her life fall apart.
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Even if the dark side of fame is a familiar one, this documentary did a great job of showcasing Amy's talents and sad inspirations. Nearly the entire story is told through archival footage without on screen interviews. This doc shames the audience for treating her fine art like pop culture, and it's emotionally effective. I wasn't a rabid fan before, but I have a better appreciation of her beautiful music and voice
I want to listen to her music after watching this film which follows Ms Winehouse path to stardom and subsequently leading to her tragedy. This doc shows how media, fame, ambitions, addictions and love can make you and break you. Amys story is well crafted and told with private and public footage, clips, photos and voiced interviews. RIP!
Intimate and fascinating documentary from Asif Kapadia that takes us on the journey of self destruction that was Amy Winehouse's life. Amy was an incredible talent not built for the scrutiny of fame who was unable to tame her demons especially with so many enablers around her. The drug addled husband, the self serving father and the many too willing to turn a blind eye were just as guilty for the endgame.
An exquisitely painful documentary. Though relying so heavily on less than pristine camcorder/video phone footage is a dubious prospect at best, I commend the filmmakers for finding surprising beauty in the materials they had at their disposal and shying away from interview footage. Amy is the star of this endeavor and we come to know her every smile, tear and scowl. Truly breathtaking.
as someone that follwed amy's career from the release of her first single, i was uncertain about this film but i had no need to be. it is a beautiful depiction of one of the brightest lights in british music, showcasing her talent for singing and songwriting and her funny, warm personality. it is also a harrowing story of drug abuse, media frenzy, abusive relationships and someone that never wanted to be famous. rip
"Salaam, yeah, I keep coming out with all battle raps and... they're just pouring out of me. Like Wu-Tang stuff, like... but really neat, very beautifully alliterated little battle raps. So next time you wanna come for me and have a battle rap-off... I'm gonna kill you because... I'm a Samurai."
Yes I almost cry, yes it's sad to see how she was destroying herself, but the doc took this to a sensationalist level just how it was her whole life. I wish they made something different, she deserves a doc who made people see how incredible and briliant she was ALSO not how fucked up even more, this we already saw.