‘High Flying Bird’

Soderbergh’s latest, ‘High Flying Bird’ is now streaming on Netflix. A few quick points:

Directed by Soderbergh is usually an automatic plus one. The ensemble is rounded out by Bill Duke, Zazie Beets, and Sonja Sohn. And when features usually take their time, this one clocked in at 90 minutes. That’s like a plus seven before the story started.

For the second time, Soderbergh shot a feature on an iPhone. And I mean, I don’t consider the technical side of things my forte, but if you can shoot on an iPhone, you understand lighting during production, and you understand color correction in post production… we all should be making features at this point if we really want to.

The story itself, about a young black agent trying to hold onto his job and his clients during a lockout; not a story you see everyday, but in our current generation where sports documentaries have killed the drama of sports fiction films other than ‘Creed’, I don’t know if it ‘pops’.

Still definitely worth seeing though. Recommend.

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