Dir. Bennett Miller, US, 2014, 134 mins Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Michael Hall, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave Review by Hannah Campbell “I’ve spent my lifetime looking for a father and I have found one in John du Pont,” is how Olympic gold medalist, Mark Schultz (Tatum) describes his relationship with John du Pont in Bennett Miller’s […]
Dir. Boyd Hicklin, Australia, 2013, 92 mins Cast: Steve Curry, Brendan Cowell, Damon Gameau, Brenton Thwaites, David Lyons Review by Chris Lockie To some, the idea of a movie about cricket is about as appealing as Monty Panesar in an England shirt*. That line alone should be enough to whittle down the number of people […]
We all have our crosses to bear, but none so much as the self-deprecating boxer who gripes over never having hit his prime or getting KO’d in the final seconds of a certain victory; as this is a bitter pill to swallow when it comes to retirement from the sport. But wait, what happens if they do get that chance to have another shot at glory and settle that oldest of scores – the grudge match?
Releasing a documentary titled Ginga in the UK may sound like another loony UKIP policy, but this details the mysterious “gift” Brasilian footballers possess. Following kids from different areas, exploring the culture they come from, it attempts to explain just why the country produces such talent year after year.
Arguably the most cinematic of sports, auditoriums have vibrated with the roar of Formula 1 in recent years; the likes of Rush and Senna garnering laurels from both critics and audiences. It’s a heady mix of speed, sex and danger that tends to produce pulsating narrative and no time was sexier or more dangerous than the 1976 World Championship season
2012, Berlin. A group of friends reunite to mourn the death of their childhood friend, Denis, who was killed on a mission in Afghanistan
It’s been ten years since we were blindingly befuddled by the jaw-dropping Muay Thai feats of Tony Jaa in Ong Bak. Now maverick director Prachya Pinkaew
Anyone old enough to recall the 1988 Summer Olympics is likely to have one abiding memory from the Seoul games. Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the men’s 100 metres
Rush gets off the starting line at the Nürburgring circuit, the setting for the German Grand Prix, a few weeks past the half-way point of the 1976 season.