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Amy

It’s about Amy Wineho­use's phenomenal voice and songs but also about the personal, dysfunctional self.

Amy
Amy
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Starring: Late Amy Winehouse with voiceovers from her family, friends and professional associates
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Rating: ***

Asif Kapadia pieces together a heartbreaking film on British singer-­son­g­writer Amy Wineho­use with reams of rare, unseen footage, home and holiday videos, voiceovers of family, friends and lovers, TV interviews and stage shows, even mes­sages left on the phone and handwritten notes with lyrics. The tagline—the girl behind the name—is what the film is about. It’s about her phenomenal voice and songs but also about the personal, dysfunctional self, her addictions and illnesses and the ina­bility to handle media att­ention. Kapadia shuns from using the tal­king heads and piece to camera format and knits together the footage in a linear way with voiceovers to make for a...

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