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Asif Kapadia's Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy" is a slow, tragic zoom out.The ingredients of Winehouse's swift demise (she drank herself to death at age 27 in 2011), as seen in the film, are many: a broken family, her own self-destructiveness, a lack of timely intervention.Kapadia, a British filmmaker who started in fiction film, eschews talking heads. His tremendous documentary "Senna," about the Formula One racer Ayrton Senna, who died at 34, relied entirely on archival footage, and he's done the same with "Amy". There is Winehouse, an aspiring singer, playful and flirty in the backseat of a car, goofing around with friends and a video camera.Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse appears in a scene from the film, "Amy"."Amy," however, is a clear-eyed, deeply empathetic view of Winehouse, whose huge talent and sudden fame made too many forget she was still just a vulnerable young woman in serious need of help.
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