Gina Prince-Bythewood’s latest directorial effort is a departure from her intimate dramas (Love & Basketball (2000), Beyond the Lights (2014)) and borrows more from the John Wick franchise than Spider-Man or Iron Man.
A new season, a ‘new apocalypse’; we’ve been here before, only this time we're in 1963 and the Academy’s siblings have a few days to reassemble their team until a maelstrom of events surrounding John F. Kennedy’s fateful 1963 visit to Dallas resets ‘doomsday’.
With the end of lockdown looming, it seems a lot of young people have turned to reading, or re-reading, the classics. But, can we find new value in dusting off our paper-back Penguins in a post-corona world?
Loosely based on star Pete Davidson’s life, The King of Staten Island (2020) explores how a combination of grief, hero worship and expectation can alter a person’s life view with far-reaching consequences.