Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Review

Historically, the opening night at Sundance isn't considered a hot bed of stunning cinematic achievement. (Translation: The movies tend to be only so-so, or worse.) Last year snapped that pattern with Whiplash, but this year's festival kicked off with the frustratingly pedestrian What Happened, Miss Simone?, a documentary about the beloved, acclaimed singer Nina Simone. It'll be playing on Netflix soon enough, but here's my review right now.