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Granada Nights – Release News

Granada Nights is released in cinemas from: Friday 28th May

A British-Pakistani tourist is stuck in Granada, Spain with a broken heart. Feeling lost and abandoned, he befriends a group of young foreigners and crashes into the heart of the international student scene. He pushes himself out of his comfort-zone and tries to restart his life but behind every corner is a reminder of his ex-girlfriend and his struggle to find closure.

A love letter to Granada that mixes documentary with fiction to create a real and authentic heartfelt examination on the process of self-discovery.

The Night – Release News


Synopsis:After a night out with friends, an exhausted married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini), Neda (Niousha Noor) and their baby take shelter in the grand, but eerie Hotel Normandie. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their night’s rest as Babak and Neda soon realize they’re locked-in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they’ve kept from one another.

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A (2018) Movie Review

Director: Steve Loveridge

Plot: Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Important Documentary

Story: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A starts as we get to learn about the childhood of Maya, a Sri Lankan woman that was taken away from her homeland to be raised in England in the 80’s, she had to learn to deal with the racism she was facing daily, with her escape being in music, where she got to find inspiration on what would drive her going forward.

Growing up she got close to artists that would help her reach a new audience, which she wants to use as a platform to help campaign for the troubles in her homeland.

Thoughts on Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Final Thoughts This is a documentary that puts the spotlight on the first Sri Lankan hip-hop artists that became a sensation in the western world. She found barriers in the music industry, but broke them down, she didn’t just wait for music to make a change, she took her new found fame to a new level by using her position to campaign to improve the awareness of the troubles in her homeland. We get to see how the media and the government would try to censor the campaigns, trying to turn people against her, even if she refused to back down on her campaign for awareness in Sri Lanka. This is important, this is great to watch to see just how people can use their position of power for change.

Overall: Documentary about making a change.

ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – L – The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Movie Review

Director: Joe Talbot

Writer: Joe Talbot, Rob Richert (Screenplay) Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot (Story)

Starring: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock, Danny Glover

Plot: A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Tagline – Fight for your land. Fight for your home.

Runtime: 2 Hours 1 Minute

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Beautiful

Story: The Last Black Man in San Francisco starts as we meet Jimmie Fails (Fails) who has been making ends meet in San Francisco, waiting for the chance to house his grandfather built, along with his best friend Montgomery Allen (Majors) the pair explore the city, as people that will work to make it.

The two friends find themselves back in the house, but it shows how difficult it would be to live in the middle of a big city, with people always trying to hold people back and always out for their own greed.

Thoughts on The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Characters – Jimmie Fails lives a simple life as a nurse for the elderly, when he is free, he spends time doing up his childhood home, even when he doesn’t live there, he hopes to move back in one day, despite the dream being harder than he could imagine, when the house becomes free, he looks to make a move, back into the luxury home. Montgomery Allen is the best friend of Jimmie, the two do everything together, with Montgomery always looking to brings the brains to the bigger problems the two might face. We do meet the people that have made an impact in both the men’s lives, be it family, friends, they have done everything for the men in the past.

PerformancesJimmie Fails is a revelation in the leading role giving one of the best performances of the year, with Jonathan Majors complimenting him as the co-lead to the film with the pair being brilliant together.

StoryThe story here follows two men in San Francisco who are trying to return to a home one once had before, only the house is out of the price range of the people who found the area. We get to see how quickly life can change from generation to generation, highlight the divide between the rich and poor is continuing to grow and becoming even harder to deal with. We get to see the importance of friendship as those people will help guide you through the toughest moments in your life. We get to see that no matter how different life might go, the people who have changed will always have the memories of you too.

SettingsSan Francisco is a beautiful backdrop for this film, it does show that the luxury side of it, is slowly putting to original residents out of the city they once called theirs.

Scene of the Movie – The letter.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – Nothing.

Final Thoughts This is a beautiful movie that brings to life the difference between the rich and poor with ease, with two powerhouse performances from the leading men.

Overall: Wonderful Movie.