Posts tagged "Ryan Coogler"

Sundance London 2014

by Joanna Orland with contributions from Ruth Thomson The third Sundance London Film and Music Festival brought cinematic highlights and talent from the Utah festival to a British audience.  A festival for filmmakers as much as film lovers, Sundance has the independent spirit which is missing from larger festivals such as Cannes, Venice or Toronto. […]

Ryan Coogler

by Joanna Orland Director Ryan Coogler has made a grand entrance into the film industry with his first feature film Fruitvale Station. Since it first screened at last year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah, this film has been unstoppable, winning accolades and awards including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance 2013. It […]

Fruitvale Station

Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz Directed by Ryan Coogler In UK Cinemas June 6th, 2014 by Joanna Orland This film is hard to watch, this review is difficult to write.  The true story of Oscar Grant is an important one that must be told.  Oscar was a happy, healthy, 22-year-old resident […]