Spanning several decades, this is a doomed love story of a Black jazz singer & a woman able to pass as white in a racist society.
The film deals with metaphysical themes in its story of jazz musician Joe and a soul resisting birth learn together on their journey from the Beyond to earth and back what life is about.
A racist film, typical of its time, wherein Blacks play subservient roles, but redeemed by the music of Louis Armstrong & Billy Holiday (her only feature film!).
Grieving over the murder of his mentor, the dead P.I.’s assistant ,afflicted by Tourette syndrome searches for the killers, eventually confronting the most powerful man in New York City.
Based on a true story, this is a movie you shouldn’t miss this season. Click the title to read my entire review.
Director/writer/star Don Cheadle dwells upon the chaotic period when Miles Davis was seeking to gain control of his tapes and make a comeback in jazz.
When thugs smash West Coast jazzman Chet Baker’s mouth & teeth, he makes a comeback with the help of his wife, though he still is addicted to heroin.
A jazz musician father’s addiction to heroin keeps him from being the loving father for his daughter that he wants to be, but she keeps loving him.
A jazz teacher, using cruel methods to push his percussionist student to achieve perfection, raises the question of what happened to kindness & inspiration?