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Cole Smithey’s Movie Week: “Amy” [review]

Cole Smithey's movie week Amy Winehouse documentary review
Cole Smithey
Written by Cole Smithey

“Amy,” the new Amy Winehouse documentary, is absolutely devastating — and terrifically well done. Here’s Cole Smithey’s in-depth review, plus his sleeper, DVD and guilty pleasure picks.

aNewDomain — The must-see-documentary at this year’s Cannes Film Festival was Asif Kapadia’s ambitious biography of Amy Winehouse. “Amy” is a devastating look at how some of the people closest to the singer/songwriter contributed to her untimely demise. And watching her recording her hit song “Back to Black” is nothing short of stunning. I suggest you see “Amy.” I give this outstanding documentary an A overall, and you’ll see why in my short video show, viewable below.

This week my Sleeper Pick is “Jimmy’s Hall” (2015). My Guilty Pleasure Pick is “Ted 2 (2015).” And my must-have DVDs this week are “The Fisher King (1991),” “The Gunman (2015)” and “Pit Stop (2013).”

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

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Cole Smithey

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.