Teenage life in the East Bay neighborhood of Richmond, the setting ofJustin Tipping’s promising debut feature film, “Kicks,” is so rough that it’s little wonder that the movie’s 15-year-old protagonist, Brandon (Jahking Guillory), fantasizes that he is watched over by an imaginary spaceman. Because Brandon is small for his age and has delicate features, he […]
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‘Kicks’ Is An Astonishing Directorial Debut By Justin Tipping About Manhood, Violence & Dreams [Review]
The film follows film star Lee Hayden (Elliott), whose Western film icon days are in the rearview mirror. In the present day, he makes money doing voiceovers but spends most of his spare time smoking pot and hanging out with his friend Jeremy (Offerman). But when Lee receives life-changing news, he decides he wants to […]