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High Flying Bird

I know nothing about the NBA. So naturally, I spent the first half of this movie as if I was watching a foreign film with no subtitles. But I kept feeling something scratching beneath what I didn't understand, a disruption, an anger. When I did actually pick up the rules that Ray Burke was trying to break, I was already enthralled by this movie. It's political intrigue, corporate espionage, and it's funny.

Andre Holland captures every scene, shot on an iPhone, and even though I may not have been clear on what precisely Ray wanted, I knew he wanted something. And I knew why. This is a big recommend to see what a movie made on a dime can look like, when written and acted brilliantly. I would also love someone who is into basketball to explain most of it to me.