Monday, January 30, 2017

Miles Ahead

A Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) forcibly insinuates himself into the life of Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) during a period of self-imposed exile and the unlikely duo schemes to retrieve one of the artist's unreleased recordings from the record company. Cheadle's rambling, unfocused jazz biopic is poorly conceived, with a dubious flashback structure, and just as badly executed with the director being the project's only asset as an actor, and even he himself looks ridiculous when attempting to portray a younger version of the musician.
** out of ****