By: Anthony Black. The world stood watch as British musical legend, Amy Winehouse, rose to stardom and unraveled under the microscope of the public eye. Rarely known for her musical genius, Amy was oftentimes viewed as just another rockstar junky. She remained at the butt of anorexia and drug related jokes in the media until her untimely death at the age of 27 in 2010. Amy’s troublesome antics and notorious relationship with drugs & alcohol tarnished the legacy she left behind—until this summer.
The Amy documentary, which debuted at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival this summer, has finally exonerated Winehouse of the carnage her demons left behind. Those who only associate her with messy tabloid images will be able to see her for the sweet, funny, talented & broken girl that she was. This film takes you through the beautifully tragic ascent and subsequent derailment of her career and personal life. The fingers of blame shift their aim from Amy, to the faces of those who contributed to her destruction. Now that my tears have dried on their own, I can say that this is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in years.
With heart-warming home video footage, hilarious candid moments, and a flawless song selection, this documentary has proven that Amy Winehouse is only guilty of one thing—-being one of the most talented artists of all time.