Seeing and Believing 187: Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird and Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King
Whether you like Sorkin-esque sports movies or kid-friendly Arthurian fantasy, we’ve got you covered this week. Steven Soderbergh’s first Netflix film, High Flying Bird, follows a cunning sports agent as he shepherds a pro basketball rookie and his own career through an NBA lockout. Meanwhile, Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King offers a modern-day spin on the King Arthur myth, romping through London and the English countryside as a band of kids team up with Merlin to defeat King Arthur’s age-old nemesis Morgana once and for all.
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