ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Our heroine is here to kick ass and that should be enough

What makes Alita so special? It’s the only real question I had going into Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’. My loose knowledge of this Anime/Manga adaptation had me looking towards the likes of ‘Akira’, ‘Ghost in a Shell’ and even ‘Blade Runner’ as I tried to measure expectations. The lengthy development period had me primedContinue reading “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – Our heroine is here to kick ass and that should be enough”

THE BURIAL OF KOJO heading to Netflix; Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY acquires Blitz Bazawule’s debut film

Probably the most captivating piece of Ghanaian cinema since Kwaw Ansah was is in his prime is heading for Netflix. Blitz ‘The Ambassador’ Bazawule’s ‘The Burial of Kojo’ has been acquired by Ava Duvernay’s production company ARRAY (Array Releasing) for distribution and will hit start streaming on March 31. This marks the 22nd acquisition forContinue reading “THE BURIAL OF KOJO heading to Netflix; Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY acquires Blitz Bazawule’s debut film”

COLD PURSUIT – Liam Neeson leads this jet black revenge flick

So, Liam Neeson dug a deep hole for himself ahead of the release of his latest film ‘Cold Pursuit’. Friends and colleagues have had to assure me that it will all be alright in the end for Neeson, that tanking the publicity for ‘Cold Pursuit’ and admitting to a racist blood lust wouldn’t drown outContinue reading “COLD PURSUIT – Liam Neeson leads this jet black revenge flick”

HIGH FLYING BIRD – Soderbergh shakes all the tables in this slick sports drama

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘High Flying Bird’, produced by Netflix, is among other things a politically charged heist movie. Yes, on the surface it’s a sports drama about the minutia of an NBA lockout and how an agent and a prized client navigate their way through it, but we are working with an incredibly smart and layered screenplayContinue reading “HIGH FLYING BIRD – Soderbergh shakes all the tables in this slick sports drama”