A Movie Review by the Living Breathing James Brown, U.S.Army Veteran, author of A Panther’s Father Book Series
Want can’t be said in two hours on that which has been percolating for 400 years? Like so many Culture Time Movies, will it be Standing up to the Test of Time? From a week from now? From six weeks from Now? From 400 years from now?
One Night in Miami
brings we viewers another View to engage in colorful conjecture. But it’s Time to Open closed minds and keep White America at its beckoning doorstep. Yes, more investigative thought is thrust at us. No, two hours cannot do justice to the many things these four famous men accomplished. Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke. And Jim Brown were thrust in the World of the White Rich Man’s World few of us have ever seen. Yes. You have a talent, but can you talk the good talk, can you fight the good fight? Can you walk where few Black Men have gone? Will you take me in, the down-hardened, the broken-hearted, the crippled? How low is my lowest point I shall have to go for you until you release your pressured knees off of me? Can you feel my pain? Can you stand beside me and hold my children’s hands as I pull back the curtains to see of you’ve come for me? And you say, you are better?
These Actors did a remarkable job of performing such a daunting task of showing, of sharing. Of telling what must be told. And where were you in the Line up? 1920s, 1930s. 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, or 2020s? Or were you, are you stuck much farther back. It’s hard to see Hope when Hope still has not come? Maybe for some, but not for all by a longsight? Or are you fixated on hatred? Goes both ways, doesn’t it?
Yes, we’re all trapped somewhere in our minds on many subjects and did you, yes, did you or your heart grab when Malcolm X peered out from behind the window blinds? There two white men following you? U 2? And this is not exaggerated. Not close to the fearfulness many sufer even to this day.
The Wardrobe, Casting. Directing was all On Point! Yes, I can attest to this Turbulent Time in History. But no less than it is today with BLACK LIVES MATTER finally awoken. Protests that came and they told all of 🇺🇸 a story-Enough is Enough! But did you watch or turn the Channel? Get real everyone, we live with some horrible Racist Bullshit here in 🇺🇸. Fuck Yeah. We do. And it seems it never can be turned-OFF. No, it’s still rotting in some racists-
And I can say, I was pleased with this Movie. Very Pleased! And oh Fuck Yeah, you need to watch it, too. FUCK YEAH! YOU DO!
Regina King did an exceptional job of Directing. And she brought it out to you and for you, for me, for all of us. Until we see all the different perspectives, we’ll never come to know truth. And I must Ask-What is your Truth? Long and Hard and full of sufferings? Full of injustices? And do you still don’t know what you saw? Well, watch it over and over and over until you find the Truth. Seek and ye shall receive. And one Night in Miami is 5-Star Gold!
So, pop some Popcorn, pour yourself a stout drink and sit back and come along for a long ride into deep thought. And yes, King got the Muslim thing so correct for that time Period.
These Four men were truly Gladiators and I have the deepest Respect for Malcolm X. I’ve always enjoyed studying him all the time. Some things he wrote you might not like, but it was emboldened in his namesake by his actions for all times. God Bless all of you who produced this outstanding Movie. I personally saw how Militant Muslims were violent. Malcolm X was bringing what the truth of Muslim Teachings were.
But this Movie will start some sparks in many who’ll seek out further truths. A good sign of a good Movie is How the Movie encourages the Viewer to seek more. And all of 🇺🇸 need to get a grip on many issues.
One Night in Miami… is a 2020 American drama film about a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House in February 1964, celebrating Ali’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston. It is the first feature directed by Regina King, from a screenplay by Kemp Powers based on his stage play of the same name. It stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. in the lead roles, with Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, Beau Bridges and Lance Reddick in supporting roles.
|One Night in Miami…|
|Official promotional poster|
|Directed by||Regina King|
|Produced by||Jess Wu CalderKeith CalderJody Klein|
|Screenplay by||Kemp Powers|
|Based on||One Night in Miami|
by Kemp Powers
|Starring||Kingsley Ben-AdirEli GoreeAldis HodgeLeslie Odom Jr.Joaquina KalukangoNicolette RobinsonBeau BridgesLance Reddick|
|Music by||Terence Blanchard|
|Edited by||Tariq Anwar|
|Distributed by||Amazon Studios|
|Release date||September 7, 2020 (Venice)December 25, 2020 (United States)|
|Running time||110 minutes|