"Ray" was excellent. "Amadeus" was the first musical biopic I have seen. My junior high music teacher who screened it for the after school program on a rainy day told us, "it's all bullshit, but I hope you've learned something!". I've recently seen "Bird". Next up is "Round Midnight" and "Elis".
They are all great. "Round Midnight" was kind of a twist on the Bud Powell story, IIRC, but with Dexter Gordon playing a sax player - no stretch for Dex on that musical front - but he absolutely smashed the acting. Or was it even acting?My first thought about the Aretha was... Talking about fucking respect... IT'S TOO SOON?
I mean, she's barely cold.
Isn’t there a james brown one?
Yeah, a few years ago, starring chadwick boseman too. it got good reviews at the time but I'm just not sure I want to watch it. Anyone check it?
plus served as inspiration for one of the greatest Simpsons episodes ever
I've never seen the film, but at first I thought you were talking about the episode where Homer gets the crayon removed from his brain and suddenly is a fan of Gould, solving Rubik's Cubes one after another. The one you're referring to is my favorite as well: "Wave to the people! Blow them kisses!"
we hear them and acknowledge their concern
It’s the new “I deeply regret that anybody was offended”
It’s like catching a thief in your house telling them to stop stealing your stuff and they say “I hear you and acknowledge your concern”. No, motherfuker, stop stealing my shit.
It’s another way of saying “we’re not ignoring you, we just don’t care”.