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Film Review - Back to Black


Musician bio-pics have always been around, but when 2018’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” went on to make nearly a billion dollars at the box office, they became a priority for producers looking to serve audiences hungry to revisit the sonic highs and dramatic lows of the subjects. With the saga of Amy Winehouse, there just isn’t much in the way of happiness when dealing with a self-destructive woman who shared her vocal gifts with the world, ending up dead at 27 years of age, unable to conquer her many addictions. “Back to Black” offers parts of the Winehouse story, with the estate-approved endeavor looking to provide a much softer comprehension of mental illness and a more distinct portrait of predatory influences. Screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (a vet of musical movies, previously scripting “Control” and “Nowhere Boy”) doesn’t have it easy with “Back to Black,” which feels too sanitized to really comprehend Winehouse’s journey. However, the hits do flow in the picture, and perhaps that’s all the fanbase wants from this underwhelming effort. Read the rest at


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