FilmWeek: ‘Keanu,’ ‘Mother’s Day,’ ‘Ratchet & Clank’ and more…

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Charles Solomon, Tim Cogshell, and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases including cat caper comedy called “Keanu” from the comedy team Key and Peele; a new ensemble holiday movie celebrating “Mother’s Day” from Garry Marshall; a video-game spin-off titled “Ratchet & Clank” and more.

Listen: FilmWeek: ‘Keanu,’ ‘Mother’s Day,’ ‘Ratchet & Clank’ and more, plus Regal Cinemas sets new rules for R-rated films

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/blog). Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/

‘Miles Ahead’ Review: Cheadle Turns Miles Davis’ Life into Freeform Jazz

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Reviews | By Tim Cogshell on March 31, 2016 @ 3:44 pm

Miles Ahead” is the title of Miles Davis’ 1957 collaboration with pianist Gil Evans. The album is brilliant; the movie of the same name is not, but it’s very good, brightly conceived not as a cradle-to-grave bio-pic but rather a musical chart of Davis’ life. Director-star Don Cheadle has created motifs and moments in the key of Miles Davis, suggesting to the audience what this or that moment in the life of the man who defined cool might have been like. And like all good jazz, you can enjoy it without always knowing where it’s going….

See more at: http://www.thewrap.com/miles-ahead-review-don-cheadle-miles-davis/

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/blog). Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/

Through The Decades: Examining The Black Male Film Hero

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The release of the new Miles Davis biopic shows a Davis that was assertive and assured. Assertive black men are seldom portrayed in film. We look back at who some of them are and the impact they made.

Listen here:  http://www.npr.org/2016/04/01/472639973/through-the-decades-examining-the-black-male-film-hero

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/blog). Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/

FilmWeek: ‘God’s Not Dead 2,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!’ and more

FilmWeek: ‘God’s Not Dead 2,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases including “God’s Not Dead 2,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Miles Ahead” and more.

Listen here: FilmWeek: ‘God’s Not Dead 2,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!’ and more

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/blog). Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/