Whit­ney

Time Out Dubai - - FILM -

WHAT IS IT... A vis­ceral jour­ney into the eye of a storm WHY GO... For the rev­e­la­tions that come later in the film DIRECTOR Kevin Mac­don­ald RELEASE DATE Dec 6 (15+)

YOU DON’T HAVE to be a fan of Whit­ney Hous­ton’s mu­sic to love director Kevin Mac­don­ald’s sharp-edged, rev­e­la­tory and se­ri­ously emo­tional doc­u­men­tary about her life. Even if the very men­tion of I Will Al­ways Love You brings you out in hives, you’ll find your­self re-eval­u­at­ing your feel­ings for this still oddly un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated tal­ent. Her jour­ney from child­hood prodigy to su­per­star mir­rors Amy Wine­house’s in Amy. But strip away the tabloid tales, and both have a child­like love of mu­sic and lungs like bel­lows in com­mon. Mac­don­ald doesn’t shy away from the er­ratic be­hav­iour that blighted her later years. There’s in­ves­tiga­tive weight to his ex­plo­ration of the frag­ile psy­chol­ogy of star­dom. Phil De Sem­lyn

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