Shadow

2019 Motion Story Productions/Netflix Created by Philip Wolmarans/Fred Wolmarans/Nick Keulemans/Gareth Crocker Executive Producers: Chris Lawrance/Colleen Lawrance If you spent enough time in my company in recent years then you’ve most likely heard me carrying on whining and complaining about two things; #1: TV series filled with way too much padding and bloat. Series that have […]

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Juanita

2019 Homegrown Pictures/Mandalay Pictures/Netflix Directed by Clark Johnson Produced by Stephanie Allain/Jason Michael Berman/Mel Jones Screenplay by Roderick Spencer Based on “Dancing on the Edge of the Roof” by Sheila Williams Cinematography by Luc Montpellier Edited by Cindy Mollo Music by Kevin Lax The main character in JUANITA does something that I’ve heard a lot […]

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

2019 Participant Media/BBC Films/British Film Institute/Potboiler Productions/Netflix Directed and Screenplay by Chiwetel Ejiofor Produced by Andrea Calderwood/Gail Egan Based on “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” by William Kamkwamba/Brian Mealer Cinematography by Dick Pope Edited by Valerio Bonelli Music by Antonio Pinto I’ve been a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor since I saw him in the […]

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The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

2019 All Rise Films/Triage Entertainment/Netflix Directed by Kelly Duane De La Vega Written and Created by Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist Produced by Max Landes Edited by Inbal B. Lessner/Katrina Taylor I’ve been told I have excellent taste in music. If so, I have to credit that to my parents, Leroy and Corine Ferguson who […]

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ManHunt

2018 Media Asia/China Film/Media Asia Audio Video Distribution/Shenzhen Murmur Culture Communications Directed by John Woo Produced by Gordon Chan/Chan Hing-kai Screenplay by Gordon Chan/Chan Hing-kai/James Yuen/Itaru Era/Ho Miu Ki/Maria Wong/Sophie Yeh Based on the novel “Kimi yo Funnu yo Kawa o Watare” by Juko Nishimura Once upon a time there was a God of Action […]

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How It Ends

2018 Paul Schiff Productions/Netflix Directed by David M. Rosenthal Produced by Paul Schiff/Tai Duncan/Kell McCormick/Patrick Newall Written by Brooks McLaren Occasionally I’ll get an email from a Faithful Reader of my reviews that will ask me something along these lines; “Why is it that you never seem to write bad reviews? It’s as if you […]

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Gone Too Far!

  2013 Poisson Rouge Pictures/FilmOne Distribution Directed by Destiny Ekarahga Produced by Christopher Granier-Deferre Written by Bola Agbaje based on her play “Gone Too Far!” There’s a scene in GONE TOO FAR! where three black London youths (well one of them actually looks white but as he forlornly admits; “Even my mother calls me black […]

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