Film & Television

John Maguire on film: a sci-fi take on Groundhog Day, plus two flavours of Jon Hamm

The Business Post reviews this week’s screen entertainment

Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx and John Boyega in They Cloned Tyrone. Picture: Parrish Lewis/Netflix

Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. That’s the message in They Cloned Tyrone, Juel Taylor’s genre-bending Netflix sci-fi mystery adventure that takes the forms and language of 1970s Blaxploitation cinema and adapts them to contemporary concerns.

Those concerns – racism, inequality, poverty, drug and alcohol dependence – aren’t all that different to those expressed in the films of Melvin Van Peebles and Gordon Parks jr four decades ago. ...