Cole Smithey: “What Happened, Miss Simone?” [review]

Should you see the new “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Here’s our in-depth review. Tune in to the latest short episode of Cole Smithey’s Movie Week right here

aNewDomain — “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (2015) is the heartbreaking life of the singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone. The interviews and footage here are just dazzling. And the film resounds with a sense of freedom — her definition of freedom ringing with the same truth you’ll find in her music.

“What is freedom?” she asks. It is “no fear.”

What Happened Miss Simone review

Documentaries don’t get much more intimate than this. Find my “What Happened, Miss Simone” review below. As you’ll see, I give this outstanding documentary an A. Watch the highlights below.

Also in this episode of Cole Smithey’s Movie Week, my sleeper pick is “Tangerine”(2015). And “Self/Less” (2015) is my guilty pleasure pick.

My must have DVDs this week? They’re: “Ernest Hemmingway’s The Killers” (1964), “Beloved Sisters” (2015) and “Contamination” (2015).

For aNewDomain and BMod, I’m Cole Smithey and this is your movie week. Enjoy!

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Cole Smithey

Based in New York, Cole Smithey is the coolest film reviewer in the world. He's also our film reviewer here at aNewDomain and our sister pub, BreakingModern.com.