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"Whitney: 'Can I Be Me'" Audio Review

Blake HowardComment
"Whitney: 'Can I Be Me'" Audio Review

Reviewed at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival -  Tickets on Sale Here.

Whitney Houston. A once in a generation voice. A movie star. A household name. A Diva whose brightness was extinguished by drug addiction at the all too early age of 48. It's almost shocking to consider that despite Houston's rise to a stratospheric level of fame in the 80s and early 90s that by the time of her death, she'd retreated into a level of obscurity. Nick Broomfield and co-director  Rudi Dolezal attempt to resurrect her. 

Broomfield (the director of “Kurt and Courtney” and “Biggie and Tupac”)  and music video co-director Dolezal offer an unauthorised (her estate are in the process of making another biopic with an 'Oscar-winning' team according to Broomfield) never-before-seen look behind the icon  “Whitney: Can I Be Me?” 

Blake Howard is a writer, a podcaster, the editor-in-chief & co-founder of Australian film blog Graffiti With Punctuation. Beginning his criticism APPRENTICESHIP as co-host of That Movie Show 2UE, Blake is now a member of the prestigious Online Film Critic Society, sways the Tomato Meter with Rotten Tomatoes approved reviews. See his articulated words and shrieks (mostly) here at Graffitiwithpunctuation.com and with DarkHorizons.com & 2SER Sydney weekly on Gaggle of Geeks.