On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, we cover three diverse films which features music as its backbone.
With credits such as Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Nicholas Hoult continues to gain momentum as one of Hollywood’s up and coming lead actors. His latest film Kill Your Friends is an in-your-face, violent, and hedonistic laden look at an A&R exec (Hoult) who will do anything to make it to the top of his company.The picture is set in the Britpop era of the late 1990s and co-stars James Corden and Ed Skrein.
The documentary They Will Have To Kill Us First centers on how musicians persevered through the ban on music in Mali in 2012. Whether it’s leaving the country as refugees or spreading their music internationally (the group Songhoy Blues are featured in the film), these artists have weathered their share of struggles but continue to express their love for music.
Miles Ahead, a freewheeling and inspired look at Miles Davis (Don Cheadle), centers on the jazz great’s later years as he struggled to find his creative muse once again. Ewan McGregor is the diligent journalist who will do anything to get a feature piece of the legend, even if it means embarking on a dangerous mission, and Emayatzy Corinealdi co-stars as Miles’ first wife Frances Taylor. Directed by Cheadle, the film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.
Check out this week’s episode of the Hollywood Outbreak/Cold Cockle Productions podcast CinemAddicts below: