High Flying Bird: A Sports Film Without Sports

High Flying Bird shows that director Steven Soderbergh isn’t afraid of being an innovative filmmaker even if his retirement was premature. Soderbergh’s new film takes place during a pro basketball lockout.  More on the lockout later.  This is where we find sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) in quite the pickle.  If the game isn’t in session, he can’t quite bring in the money to fund his career.  So he does the next best thing with…

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Hotel Artemis: Check Out Any Time You Want

A film that mixes different genres, Hotel Artemis is a film that depicts a bleak future in Los Angeles. While 2028 doesn’t seem so long into the future, it appears to be very bleak for Los Angeles for a few days in June.  Thanks to the Clearwater Corporation shutting off water to the general public, the city is rioting in full force.  It’s been a full three days of rioting and the police are just…

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