Aretha Franklin


By Cheyenne Bunsie

This conventional Aretha Franklin biopic is elevated by Jennifer Hudson’s transportive central performance.


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Amazing Grace

By David Jenkins

The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s seminal gospel album is one of the great music documentaries.

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