Low Down

    The renowned jazz musician Joe Albany was the only white pianist to have ever played bepop with the great Charlie Parker.  It was height of the success that Albany achieved but something that is merely hinted at in this new sobering biopic that focuses more on the musician’s struggle with his addiction to alcohol and … Continue reading

    My Leftover Ladies

    In China the word ‘Sheng nu’ means ‘leftover women’ and is a derogatory term made popular by the All-China Women’s Federation that classifies women who remain unmarried after they are 28 years old.  It’s part of the pressure that their society place on women to conform and accept that marriage is the only goal they … Continue reading

    Queen & Slim : a black ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

      The jump from directing Beyonce’s music videos to helming her 2 1/2 hour first feature film seemed to overwhelm Melina Matsoukas resulting in an intriguing but uneven film.  Hyped everywhere as a ‘black Bonnie & Clyde”  which was kind of a spoiler as to how this thriller would end, but saying that this, and … Continue reading

    Rules Don’t Apply

    It’s been 15 years since Hollywood legend Warren Beatty was last seen on our screens, and a further 3 years since he was also in the directors chair too.  Now he is back with a passion project of his that he has been evidently gestating for decades, so much so that is in fact he … Continue reading

    Some Kind Of Beautiful

    There seems to be a tradition that when actors retire from being James Bond on the silver screen they still continue to play super-smooth devilishly handsome rogues who, although they may now be silver haired, they can still have younger beauties tripping over themselves to get into their beds and their hearts. Irishman Pierce Brosnan who … Continue reading

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