Starring, written and directed by Nate Parker, The Birth Of A Nation tells the true story of Nat Turner, a former slave in America who leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia…
Dear film lover / cinephile, I do believe that a powerful story awaits us.
Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Aja Naomi King and Colman Domingo and also star.
The Birth Of A Nation Release Dates: October 7th, 2016 (US); January 20th, 2017 (UK); January 19th 2017 (GER)…
There’s a modern interpretation of Lord Of The Flies, William Golding’s classic novel of survival and savagery. This time it’s directed by Shyam Madiraju and features a cast that includes Nate Parker, Jessica Lowndes, Diego Boneta, James Remar and Rob Mayes…
Even though I’m definitely scared to think about a situation where cannibalism is a seemingly legitimate option in order to survive, I have to see Eden because the trailer has convinced me. That said, I probably won’t be doing that a few days before having to get on a plane.
Firstly, I love the name of the female star of the Gina Prince-Bythewood directed Beyond The Lights. If you didn’t already know, It’s British actress Gugu Mbartha-Raw.
The pressures of fame and success as a female in the music business is an important aspect of this carefully handled story – which also stars Minnie Driver, Nate Parker and Danny Glover.
As I watched, I found myself reminded of all the times that famous and wise musicians have emphasised the importance of surrounding oneself with ‘the right people’ – people who tell you the truth and those who absolutely have your best interests at heart.
There’s also a great message about personal truth and how it can be difficult to accept, but more often than not, when it finally is, therein lies the beginning of a journey toward one’s own version of happiness.
Sometimes being selfish is the only way. Especially since it’s from love of self and learning of / knowing one’s value that you have the strength to do what deep down you know you must.
Watch it because you’re curious about what the world of such a story can be like and because you want to know if and how the protagonist comes to fair under the pressures of both fame and her own personal truth.