Danny Boyle’s Yesterday may be inspired by a world without The Beatles but unfortunately, the film loses its focus somewhere on the long and winding road. Imagine a world where The Beatles never came into existence. This is what screenwriter Richard Curtis asks in a crowd-pleasing screenplay. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) was about to give up his dreams as a singer-songwriter. Best friend Ellie (Lily James) shows support for Jack but it isn’t enough. For…"Chicago Critics 2019: Yesterday"
Murray Cumming’s documentary, Songwriter, is able to capture Ed Sheeran as he puts together his third studio album, ÷. With director Murray Cummings also being a cousin of the singer, it makes this documentary extra special. Because it’s a family affair, Cummings goes behind-the-scenes as Sheeran puts together a new album with producer Benny Blanco. Sheeran writes whenever he has the time–be it on the bus, a Malibu estate, or even while on a cruise…"Songwriter: An Ed Sheeran Documentary"