15 – 96mins – 2016
THE JUNKIE AND THE FLUNKIE
“Man, what a waste! He’s probably more profitable to us dead than alive now.”
Set in Manhattan in the late 1970s during the King of Cool’s wilderness years, Don Cheadle – the man many in this Marvel-dominated cine-scape will know predominantly as “War Machine” – excels himself as co-screenwriter, director and lead actor in this surprisingly unsycophantic passion project which drops the iconic and isolated “social music” pioneer into an impromptu gangster flick of sorts.