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Jimi: All Is by My Side (John Ridley, 2013)

October 24, 2014

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Jimi: All Is by My Side takes an approach that more musician biopics should, that of honing in on one specific period of Jimi Hendrix’s life instead of providing a rushed tour from childhood to untimely demise. Since the Hendrix estate denied use of the man’s songs, this artistic decision on the part of writer-director John Ridley may have been compelled by legal logistics, but the result allows for a relaxed atmosphere in which André “3000” Benjamin’s fine performance as Hendrix can avoid mere mimicry and feel lived-in…

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