High Flying Bird review “So much more than just another sports movie”

High Flying Bird posterNetflix movies have been gradually moving up the movie food chain. From the outrage that surrounded Beast of No Nation‘s Oscar snub, to recent awards darling, Roma, scooping up the majority of the awards and nominations at most shows, it’s easy to see that Netflix isn’t a foe to be ignored. Their latest release, High Flying Bird, directed by Steven Soderbergh of Erin Brockovich fame, and written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), it isn’t hard to expect quite a lot from this movie.

It follows Ray, a sports agent, as he navigates an NBA lockout with his rookie client, Erick. With a star-studded cast and a team that is, arguably, overqualified to orchestrate such a simple plot, Netflix looks as though they’re onto a winner. Continue reading

Unsane review “An iPhone masterpiece”

Unsane movie posterSome people may find the idea of a movie being shot on an iPhone to be a little bit stupid. However, Unsane, the new release from Steven Soderbergh, was entirely filmed on an iPhone camera, despite having an all-star cast and a pretty well-established director at the helm.

Unsane follows Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy), a victim of stalking who is involuntarily admitted to a mental institution. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that Sawyer may not be as sane as she says she is, taking the viewer on a rollercoaster of tension and unrest. Continue reading