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Whitney (2018)

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Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston's life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind "The Voice," who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

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Two biographical documentaries in, and it still feels like we're in need of a Houston film that digs into her music first, and the hows and whys of its enduring power.

May 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Macdonald has given audiences a potent assessment of one of the most tragic stories in pop history - one that, sadly, could have been different had Whitney had the room to be Whitney.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

[A] haunting, richly contextualized documentary portrait...

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Entrancingly well-done.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

A sobering, haunting but completely fresh look at Whitney's life and death that will reframe everything you think you know about the singer.

June 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Director Kevin McDonald] illuminates not only the tragic side of the story, but also celebrates Whitney's unique talent... [Full review in Spanish]

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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