If you gonna tell a story, come with some attitude.
An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
勇往直前, Miles Ahead: Secretos de una leyenda, Miles Ahead - Das Leben von Miles Davis
I wish I didn't like this film as much as I did because I wanted to just write "Kind of Blew" for this review
Don Cheadle makes his directorial debut with Miles Ahead, a fascinating and hugely entertaining biopic that occasionally suffers b/c of it's messy editing and story-telling. Not everything here works fully but I really enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to what Cheadle tackles next as a director.
"be wrong strong, ok?.. otherwise lay the fuck out"
Reviewed (without me) on Cinema Eclectica. I haven't heard this one yet, though I get the impression I enjoyed it more than the other guys on the show. For me the crucial problem wasn't the fictionalisation of Davis's story - in fact, I wish they'd gone further with it and created the Melvin & Howard of musician biopics. Having his master tapes stolen and going on a caper to get them back with a journalist needling at him all the way seems a valid and funny metaphor for his struggle to maintain control over his art and image. It certainly felt like it explained more about Davis than the lengthy flashbacks to his first marriage, which really didn't work as the…
Miles Ahead uses a metaphorical structure in order to tell the biography of Miles Davis, the events onscreen didn't happen, for the most part, but then when do they ever with biopics. Instead Don Cheadle, as the writer and director, presents Miles Davis as a mixture of his iconic music and his uncompromising personality.
The iconic essence of Davis is captured through the flashbacks, where the varying styles seems ripped from album covers like Birth of Cool, In A Silent Way, Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain and Someday My Prince Will Come; there are literal shots where I thought Cheadle was presenting the album cover, lending the film a genuine sense of cool. The flashbacks are captured in a…
Tonally uneven and emotionally hollow, "Miles Ahead" is a well-intentioned biopic with a great Don Cheadle performance, propelled by a flimsy, underdeveloped screenplay told through borderline self-indulgent direction.
Slick, vibrant, and energetic, Don Cheadle's writing and directing debut Miles Ahead is an incredibly well-acted, beautifully shot, and impeccably edited biopic that captures the spirit and daring nature of its main subject with precision and nuance.
Don Cheadle absolutely commands the screen as Miles Davis but his efforts aren't quite enough to save "Miles Ahead" from being a traditional, dull, and boring biopic that goes through the motions. A disappointing directorial debut from Cheadle. #SXSW
While aimless in both tone and narrative, Miles Ahead still somewhat works because of the terrific, career best performance by Don Cheadle.
Als ein Film mit Miles Davis ganz okay.
Als ein Film über Miles Davis ganz schön plump-fiktiv.
If you have to ask, you're miles behind.
More thrilling than I anticipated. They took an interesting point at which to come in. But ultimately the movie is sorely anticlimactic. Instead of creating an occasion for Miles' comeback, the movie just ends and then says, he came back.
So this morning I was listening to jazz and painting and dreaming about going to the Blue Whale once the world returns, and I googled to see how that center hub of jazz in Los Angeles is doing these days only to find they shuttered their doors forever on the 31st.
It reminded me of when The Velvet Lounge in Chicago had to change venues and it just never was the same without that wallpaper and that cozy spot. I listened to some more jazz in my iTunes and realized I never did catch this flick so while I wove my macrame for my plant hangers (my house is becoming a garden) I watched this and Don's garbling "motherfucker" endlessly…
Good to have a biopic about an unconventional musician which isn't, ya know, the most formulaic thing you've ever seen
Competent but I felt absolutely nothing. Happy birthday to my dad, who wanted to watch this!
They made a movie about the most uninteresting part of Miles Davis’ life.
Don Cheadle está genial. Lo demás me ha parecido un telefilme.
Cool cast but the flashbacks didn’t work for me and weird use of stitched plot. Action was nice for a biopic. Title doesn’t make sense minus half star.
Miles Davis seems like a complicated person and must have been hard to live with. Don Cheadle does his Don Cheadle thing and is actually perfect as Miles Davis.
Like la verda o sea son de estas peliculas que te hacen querer leerte la biografía de la persona y volver a escuchar los discos pero de manera diferente
a really interesting and heartfelt take on 2 sections of Miles Davis’ life
Ok so i’m going to start off with the things i liked about this.
Firstly, it has cameos from Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. that should be enough.
Secondly, the soundtrack is incredible. Davis has always been one of my favourite musicians of all times, and possibly controversially, i love his later music too.
Finally, it looks fucking incredible. the cinematography, the editing, the strange things popping up in scenes thay shouldn’t be there give a really good insight into Davis’ head. Whether it’s accurate or is a different story. and let’s be honest nobody will really know exactly his mental state during those years.
Honestly, I should like this. I can’t fault much. The acting is amazing, especially from…
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