Year: 2021 Runtime: 131 minutes Director: Jeymes Samuel Writers: Jeymes Samuel & Boaz Yakin Stars: Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, Deon Cole, Damon Wayons Jr By Calum Cooper During the Opening Gala for this year’s London Film Festival, the cast and crew of “The Harder They Fall” (2021) discussed the importance of … Continue reading The Harder They Fall: LFF2021 Review
Many films in 2019 dealt with semi-autobiographical tales. Ageing directors wrote and/or directed stories which mirrored their lives. They looked at aspects of their own collective past and current present, giving us films like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory”. Lulu Wang made us remember how much we love our grandmas in “The Farewell” and Shia LaBeouf showed us the specific and cathartic toll that acting and fatherhood can take on a person.
None of these personal stories compare to the one told by longtime friends-turned-collaborators Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails with “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”. Continue reading ITOL 2019 Round-Up: The Last Black Man In San Francisco
Carol Morley’s “Out of Blue” is a hypnotic puzzle piece which is so much more than just another whoddunit crime drama. A somewhat overlooked film, “Out of Blue” deserves to be sought out, and experienced in all of its surreal beauty. Continue reading Review: Out of Blue