Antoine Fuqua cut his directing teeth coming up with music videos for the likes of Usher and Coolio; but later moved into film. This resulted in the brilliant Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest; the so-so Shooter and King Arthur; and most recently the White-House-go-boom blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen. There’s much more to know about this seldom heard of director, so read on and get a clue.
Can we bombard Jessica Alba with gamma rays until she disappears? A couple minutes on high should get the job done.
Adapted from the best-selling memoir by back alley boxer turned crime writer Kevin Lewis, The Kid is a harrowing tale of abuse, neglect, perseverance and ultimate triumph over adversity. Hyperboles like those are often used to describe ‘difficult upbringing’ stories, it is true, but with its exquisite performances, marvellous script and uncommonly sensitive direction The Kid represents the absolute apex of the genre.