MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes




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Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.


Critic Reviews for MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A.

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

[Stephen] Loveridge's movie is a fantastic and kinetic fulfillment of Maya Arulpragasam's desire, back then, to be heard as more than an entertainer.

April 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a film as compellingly all over the shop as its subject, even if it doesn't quite have her beat on stylistic verve and risk.

January 28, 2018 | Full Review…
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The director and subject struggle to say everything about globalism, fame, identity and whatever else comes into their heads, until the film is at risk of saying nothing much at all.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The film is energetic and uncomfortable and acutely personal.

September 21, 2018 | Full Review…

An intimate, illuminating doc that puts the focus on M.I.A.'s activism instead of her music and is, in some ways, all the more admirable for it.

September 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At a time when pop profiles are increasingly bland self-promotion...this fascinating film from Stephen Loveridge is unafraid to mix the personal with the political and the painfully intimate.

September 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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