anonymous1980 wrote:Whitney (Kevin Macdonald) ***1/2 - This is one two documentaries on Whitney Houston coming out this year. I haven't seen the Nick Broomfeld one on Netflix (let me know if it's worth seeing even after seeing this one). This one, I think, is quite a very good one. It documents Houston's beginnings, her rise and of course her downfall and eventual death. It's all at once inspiring and devastating and even includes a few details that are quite shocking and eye-opening. The film features interviews with her family, friends and colleagues (even Bobby Brown, which surprised me). In many ways, it's yet another music documentary but it's a very good one and, I think, makes for a fine double-feature with Amy.
The Nick Broomfield film was a 2017 release. It's quite good but suffers from lack of involvement my most of the major players. Cissy Huston comes off as a piece of garbage and I'm included to draw that conclusion myself by the very words she speaks herself.
I refuse to see this second documentary that makes allegations of abuse against Whitney Huston without any proof. Kevin Macdonald has committed the lowest of low acts with his film with completely unnecessary slander against the said person who is not around to defend themselves. I know we live in an age where people write all sorts of junk and 'fake news' on the internet, but I expect some degree of appropriate editorial behaviour when making a 'documentary' that is presenting FACTS.