Articles Posted in the " Sport " Category

  • The Kick (15) | DVD Review

    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

  • 9.79* (PG) | Close-Up FIlm DVD Review

    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 (15) | Close-Up FIlm Review

    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.

  • 42 (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

    With the roll call of iconic sports personalities who had either tumultuous or groundbreaking career narratives that were rife for the silver screen -

  • Playing for Keeps (12A) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Gabriele Muccion, USA, 2012, 106 mins Cast: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer Review by Michelle Moore If you are looking for something with a little heart, a lot of football and some father-son bonding, then Playing for Keeps is a good choice. The movie kicks off […]

  • Brawler (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Jason Connery, USA, 2012, 90 mins, English Cast: Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa, Sarah Butler, Neal McDonough, Lucky Johnson Review by Michelle Moore Brawler (previously named The Philly Kid) is a fight movie much like any other. Someone gets into some trouble, because of money as usual, and attempts to solve all issues with betting […]

  • First: The Official Film of the 2012 Olympic Games (E) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Caroline Rowland, UK, 2012, 109 mins Cast: David Rudisha, Laura Trott, John Orozco, Missy Franklin, Katie Taylor, Chad le Close: Review by Carlie Newman Commissioned to produce the official film of the XXXth Olympic Games, which was held in  London in the summer of 2012, director Caroline Rowland decided not to make a film […]