by Kathryn Ferguson
As brilliantly as Sinéad O'Connor conquered the world with her music in the 1980s, the Irish singer was always controversial. From the shaved head, for many the epitome of devoid femininity, to the activist provocations she "allowed" herself as a woman. Filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson brings out the woman behind the media image and illuminates her phenomenal rise using a blend of archival footage and the voice of O'Connor, who serves as narrator throughout the film. NOTHING COMPARES is the portrait of an exceptional figure who not only gives unchallenged expression to her voice.