Whitney Houston

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody review – doggedly formulaic Whitney Houston biopic
The singer’s voice is mostly lip-synced, by British actor Naomi Ackie, but this by-numbers film falls well short of capturing Houston’s mega-watt appeal

Wendy Ide

31, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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What links Whitney Houston to Raiders of the Lost Ark – and Stanley Tucci’s recipes?
From a biopic of the singer to the adventures of the whip-cracking archaeologist, all via a galaxy far, far away

Larry Ryan

24, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody review – smooth Whitney Houston biopic
Naomi Ackie is excellent in the title role and the film delivers all the singer’s big hits, but it swerves the difficult questions

Peter Bradshaw

21, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘This film is a corrective’: Whitney Houston biopic aims to change the narrative
The much-anticipted new film about the life and loves of the singer might be approved by the estate but the makers aren’t looking to ‘flatter anybody’

Jim Farber

21, Dec, 2022 @7:12 AM

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I will always love you: why Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on 10 years after her death
With a new biopic, a branded makeup range and her place at the V&A next summer, the late US singer is being discovered by a whole new generation of fans

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Dec, 2022 @3:08 PM

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The Bodyguard review – Whitney Houston showstopper as resplendent as ever
It’s been 30 years since Mick Jackson’s sensational box-office hit bowled over audiences worldwide, and it still charms despite all its cheese

Peter Bradshaw

03, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Whitney Houston’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
As the trailer for her biopic is released, we revisit the best of the R&B superstar’s often surprising output

Alexis Petridis

22, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Beauty review – flat Netflix drama plays like unauthorized Whitney biopic
The Lena Waithe-penned film about a young singer on the brink of stardom hiding a relationship with her best friend stumbles with too many wrong notes

Adrian Horton

29, Jun, 2022 @5:50 PM

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‘Nine Inch Nails is inappropriate for a Christmas party’: St Vincent’s honest playlist
The art-pop star was raised on Pearl Jam, wants Jacques Brel played at her funeral and thinks Iggy is sexy. But which song would she interrupt a haircut for?

As told to Elle Hunt

06, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I keep hope alive’: Tamara Tunie on playing Kamala Harris in political dystopia The 47th
The Law & Order: SVU star is returning to the stage in a White House satire set in 2024. She talks about the ‘black-lash’ after Obama’s election, brokering a new deal for Broadway diversity – and her role as Whitney Houston’s mum

Arifa Akbar

22, Mar, 2022 @4:39 PM

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PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Madonna: the unseen archives of rock photographer Tony Mott
He’s partied with Queen. Tom Petty had his email. Now one of Australia’s most accomplished rock photographers has been digging through his negatives

Kirsten Krauth, photography by Tony Mott

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Waiting for a Star to Fall: Boy Meets Girl on how they made a pop classic
‘We were at a Whitney Houston concert in LA. I glanced up and saw a shooting star. It felt like a sign from the heavens’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

22, Mar, 2021 @3:33 PM

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