Tag Archive for 'John Ridley'

Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Four New Indie Titles

Just a four pack of reviews ala the indie scene this week, but as usual the cinema spectrum covered runs a wide genre gamut for the film fan looking for more.  Deeply dramatic docs that shed light on life changing events, a culinary legend who accepts nothing less than the best, a kid who learns […]


Jimi: All Is By My Side (Blu-ray Review)

Sometimes you have to work with what you are given.  As John Ridley was going through his award tour last year with 12 Years a Slave (he won an Oscar for the screenplay), he was also touring his film, Jimi: All Is By My Side, a biopic about Jimi Hendrix, through festivals.  This film that […]


JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE Drops On Blu-ray And DVD This January

XLrator Media announces the DVD, Blu-ray and VOD release of the Jimi Hendrix biopic, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE.  Directed by Academy Award Winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), the film stars André Benjamin (Musician, Outkast), Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, That Awkward Moment) and Ruth Negga (ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).  JIMI: […]


‘12 Years A Slave,’ A Powerful Memoir Skillfully Brought To Life (Movie Review)

It can be a challenge to express why certain dramas work on a viewer more than others.  A film like 12 Years A Slave, which is based on the true life chronicle of man kidnapped and forced into slavery, could function on a level that dwells purely on misery and offers little beyond sadness for […]