Sunday night, during one of the world’s most watched sporting events, J.J. Abrams and Netflix thrilled fans all over the globe with a surprise drop of not just the highly anticipated trailer for THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, but the film itself – on Netflix now.
It is interesting to speculate as to why British director John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”,” Marigold Hotel” etc) would choose the totally different and sometimes impenetrable world of the American political jungle as the setting for his latest film.
McConaughey is a force of nature in the portrayal of someone who is for some, an American liberal hero. He’s a Messianic figure that is part Robin Hood, part Martin Luther-King, the unkempt beard and gaunt frame really do give him the look of Jesus.
Dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood, US, 2014, 116 mins Cast: Minnie Driver, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Danny Glover A not uncommon story – there are traces of Gypsy to be found – is made into something special by the performances of Minnie Driver as Macy Jean, the over-ambitious pushy stage mother and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Noni Jean, her daughter. We first meet the pair when, much to mother Macy’s anger, young Noni (India...