Whitney: Can I Be Me (PG13)
Starring Whitney Houston
Directed by Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal
Controversial documentarian Nick Broomfield’s latest looks at the troubled life of Whitney Houston before her death from a drug overdose in 2012.
It’s relatively lightweight compared to his earlier exposés on Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur and Kurt Cobain, where he ascribed their passings to a larger conspiracy.
Here, he blames the tragedy on Houston’s toxic relationship with Bobby Brown and her history with substance abuse which her family chose to ignore. On Netflix. (***)