There has been a plethora of “based on a true life story” films of late from this week’s “6 Below”, “Detroit” in the summer, the upcoming “Jungle” and last week’s “The Glass Castle”, to name but a few. But sometimes fiction can capture more of the truth than fact.
The story is hardly original, in fact it’s hard to differentiate from the last film, focusing on a How to Train Your Dragon 2 stealing thread which finds Po (Jack Black) reunited with his long-lost father, Li (Bryan Cranston).
Finding its way to DVD and Blu-Ray this week is the dramatic retelling of disgraced champion cyclist and Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong’s story from simple biking enthusiast to global dick through his use of performance enhancing drugs
Adam Sandler has long been the star of easy-watching comedies, while not particularly challenging or high-brow, which make for reliably funny throwaway entertainment.
Dir. François Girard, US, 2014, 103 mins Cast: Garrett Wareing, Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Debra Winger, Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas French Canadian director Girard is best known for his two films with a classical music theme , The Red Violin and 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould, while the film’s screenwriter Ben Ripley, who wrote the cracking sci-fi thriller Source Code, has another side to him in that he is also a classical...