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Chicago – Like improvisational jazz, the performance career of Don Cheadle has many moods, directions and shadings. For his latest film, he takes on the titles of co-writer and director, along with the lead role of music legend Miles Davis. This all comes together is the aptly titled “Miles Ahead.”
Cheadle applies a different kind of music biography spin, with a centerpiece story about Davis that operates as a mythical framework for the musician’s life story, told in a loose flashback format. The cinematic structure is jazzy and kinetic, and it moves forward with an energy all of its own, driven by the frenetic soundtrack of the man himself. As a director, Cheadle has crafted something outside the norm, a visual blend that could be at home within the florid sweep of a Miles Davis composition.
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Emmy winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) has signed on for a recurring role on Netflix sibling comedy series The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. Written by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, The Ranch is set on a Colorado ranch, with Kutcher's character returning home after a brief semi-pro football career to run the family business with his brother, played by Masterson. Baker will play a local waitress who befriends Beau (Sam Elliott). Baker also recently… »
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