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Don Cheadle makes his Miles Davis film 'feel like Miles and not just be about Miles'

Don Cheadle makes his Miles Davis film 'feel like Miles and not just be about Miles'

There was some symmetry at work in this year’s release schedule, which included two movies drawn from the storied history of jazz. One, “Miles Ahead,” centered on Miles Davis as a genius fallen into dark seclusion in the late ’70s and the other, “Born to Be Blue,” looked at fellow trumpeter Chet Baker and his battle with a heroin addiction. A bit unfairly for such a rare cinematic subject, both films were released only a week apart this spring.

Both offer snapshots in time for two revered musicians, and both toy with facts to upend biopic conventions, particularly “Miles Ahead,” which was written and directed by its star Don Cheadle and used...

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