Miles Ahead - DVD

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MILES AHEAD is a wildly entertaining exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. In the midst of a prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications. Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), a wily music reporter, forces his way into Davis' life and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. Plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.

Genre: Dramas
Director: Don Cheadle - Actor
Theatrical Release: 2015
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 100 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

Don Cheadle makes his feature directorial debut with this biopic about the life and music of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Cheadle stars as Davis and is joined by Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor and Michael Stuhlbarg.;

Don Cheadle co-wrote, directed, and stars in this biopic of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, which takes a free-form approach to its subject's life that mirrors his playing style. As the story skips around in time, it depicts Davis' attempts to get his career back on track following a period of listlessness and drug addiction in the '70s, his relationship with a journalist (Ewan McGregor) who wants to profile him, and his troubled marriage to a former dancer (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Michael Stuhlbarg co-stars.;

Don Cheadle co-wrote, directed, and stars in this biopic of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis, which takes a free-form approach to its subject's life that mirrors his playing style. As the story skips around in time, it depicts Davis' attempts to get his career back on track following a period of listlessness and drug addiction in the '70s, his relationship with a journalist (Ewan McGregor) who wants to profile him, and his troubled marriage to a former dancer (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Michael Stuhlbarg co-stars.;

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Jon McHale -
Chris McCail -
Robert Watson II -
Brian Wolfman Black Bowman - Actor
Robert Glasper - Composer (Music Score)
Nina Smilow -
Christina Karis -
Theron Brown -
Joshua Jessen -
Havanna Hagans -
William Willet -
Gary Chinn -
Jennifer Dior -
Carly Tamborski -
Ty N. Triggs -
Obum Nwankwo -
William Cross -
Nathaniel Grauwelman -
JT Thigpen -
Mark Turkeltaub -
Peggy Warner -
Phillip Krinsky -
John W. Harden - Actor
Jorge J. Gonzalez - Actor
David Horace Greer - Actor
Sarah Creekmore -
Leticia Martinez -
Jeremy Dubin -
David Kettlehake -
Cameron Cumbee -
Shyra Thomas -
Corey Robinson - Actor
Erin Nicole Donahue -
Brian Cashwell -
JaJa Stoudemire -
Derek Snow -
Brent Vimtrup -
Brian D. Schroeder -
Tamica White -
John E. Brownlee - Actor
James Watson - Actor
Zoe Swope -
Marqus Wright -
Cortney Wiggins -
Michael Washburn -
Yosiah Johnson -
Devin Johnson -
Andrea Flannery -
Marie Hill -
Rachel Lisa -
Anna Richardson -
Jasmine Watson -
Mike Dennis -
Ashley Flannery -
Derick Mayes -
Alvin J. Frazier II -
Austin Lyon -
Keith Stanfield -
Steve Moore - Composer (Music Score)
Anne Taylor - Department Head Hair; Makeup
Chris Hill - Actor
Morgan Wolk -
Lawrence Zipf -
Emayatzy Corinealdi -
Charlie Dibe -
Jeffrey Grover -
Richard Fike -
Richard Fike -
Jonathan Ferrantelli -
James Brown - Actor, ;
Ed Gerrard -
Helen Britten -
Michael Stuhlbarg - Actor
Christopher Wilkinson - Screenwriter, ALI (2001)
Stephen J. Rivele - Screenwriter, ALI (2001)
Roberto Schaefer - Cinematographer
Steven Baigelman -
Steven Baigelman -
Don Cheadle - Actor
Don Cheadle - Actor
Don Cheadle - Actor
Don Cheadle - Actor
Ewan McGregor - Scottish actor, TRAINSPOTTING
Chuck Jeffreys - Actor/"Honor And Glory"
A.V. Club
03/31/2016
"Cheadle demonstrates some talent behind the camera, especially in the film?s deliberately jagged leaps from present to past and back again....He?s also predictably charismatic as Davis, capturing the man?s raspy voice, hard stare, and infinite swagger."
Los Angeles Times
03/31/2016
"[T]his valentine to jazz in all its forms stars Don Cheadle in arguably the best performance of his decades-long career, as vibrant a portrait of a difficult, passionate, committed creative artist as anyone could wish for."
RogerEbert.com
04/01/2016
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[It's the] impressionistic flavor that gives the film its crackling, memorable energy."
Rolling Stone
03/30/2016
"As an actor, Cheadle is flawless, letting us feel we're really hanging with a musical genius possessed of a volatile temper and a talent to match..."
New York Times
03/31/2016
"[A] playfully impressionistic movie."
The Atlantic
03/31/2016
"[An] excellent new Davis biopic....[The film captures] its subject?s musical genius while still delivering a quick-paced plot..."
Empire
04/18/2016
"[W]ith this passion project -- Cheadle directs for the first time, co-writes, produces and stars as Miles Davis -- he?s certainly aimed to push the limits of the biopic."
The Guardian
04/24/2016
3 stars out of 5 -- "Like Davis?s music, the film?s structure is modal, with Cheadle getting the legend?s changing stance spot on..."

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