Tag: ryancoogler

Blu-ray Review: BLACK PANTHER, An Afrofuturist Wonderland In HD

As the superhero movie world shudders in the immediate wake of Avengers: Infinity War (a film I was pretty bored by), this week on store shelves lands Ryan Coogler's (Creed) Black Panther, one of the most successful films of the...

BLACK PANTHER Teaser Trailer: "It is Hard for a Good Man to be a King"

Those anticipating the February 2018 release of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther should be happy to see that Marvel has dropped the teaser trailer to the Chadwick Boseman starring super hero flick. We've become so inundated with this sub-genre of mainstream...

NYC Weekend Picks, January 13-16: Bowie, Rohmer, Spielberg, ROCKY and CREED, and More

This week, we feature an especially rewarding set of recommendations for viewings over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. And I can't help but note the irony of celebrating the life of one of the greatest Americans who ever...

Review: CREED (AKA ROCKY VII) Goes The Distance

"Which do you think will do better, this or Rocky?" That was the box office question posed to me by a fellow critic immediately following the advance screening of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which will open the same day as Creed....

FRUITVALE STATION Makes A Stop In The UK

Ryan Coogler's dramatisation of Fruitvale Station resident Oscar Grant's shooting by a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) policeman is making a welcome appearance in the UK. Taking numerous awards over the past year, at Sundance and Cannes...

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,...

Sylvester Stallone Returning As Rocky In CREED With FRUITVALE STATION Star And Director

Sylvester Stallone will once again play Rocky Balboa, this time as a trainer in a movie to be called Creed. According to Deadline, MGM has set Ryan Coogler to direct, and is in early talks with Michael B. Jordan to...

Guanajuato 2013: Director Ryan Coogler And Star Melonie Diaz Walk The Red Carpet, Talk FRUITVALE STATION

Fruitvale Station was a really powerful way to start the Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013. It's a great and difficult drama that puts us in the Bay Area, with the real-life story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American who...

Review: FRUITVALE STATION, For Anyone Who Believes In Love And Community

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale, California resident Oscar Grant had been made, it set off an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a very close connection with...

Sundance 2013 Review: FRUITVALE Is The Real Deal

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale resident Oscar Grant had been made and was coming to Sundance, it sent up an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a...