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Theory of Everything [ Hits:3571 ]
Review: Theory of Everything is a "star-crossed" romance drama and biopic about the relationship between famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, and his wife, Jane. This is a film from James Marsh, the Oscar-winning Man on Wire documentary-maker who also directed IRA thriller, Shadow Dancer. His latest film, Theory of Everything, put him in touch with the Academy Awards again after the film garnered 5 nominations, winning Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne's take on Stephen Hawking. This is a beautifully crafted...

Hansie [ 2008 ] [ Hits:7667 ]
Review: Hansie is a classic rise and fall story that saw one man disgrace a nation, only to redeem himself. The difference is that this story is actually history. Hansie Cronje, South Africa’s golden boy fell from grace after captaining the Proteas cricket team for several years. Cronje’s leadership and talent as a player guided South Africa through some of their most successful tours, almost upstaging Australia in the 1999 World Cup. His formative years were built on integrity, growing up within a ...

La Vie En Rose [ 2007 ] [ Hits:5976 ]
Review: La Vie En Rose a.k.a. La Môme is a stirring biographical movie about Edith Piaf, one of France’s most famous voices. The woman was said to embody the very spirit of Paris, and her lyrics welled up from the pain and sorrows she endured. She grew up in poor conditions and spent some of her childhood in a brothel. Her beautiful blue eyes were the most notable thing about the child, until she was given the opportunity to open her lungs and sing with her circus-performing father. Her life story wa...

Moneyball [ Hits:6396 ]
Review: You've heard of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson but who the hell is Billy Beane? Moneyball turns this unsung hero into a household name. The general manager for Oakland Athletics modernised the business of baseball in the 2002 season by using key statistics to draft overlooked yet valuable players, giving them a chance to shine. Moneyball is based on the book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis. The book drew on the Oakland A's sabermetric ...

The Wolf of Wall Street [ Hits:3970 ]
Review: "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." The verse is often misquoted, but seems fitting when you consider the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort, a stock broker whose extraordinary biography became a film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.Money is power and in a world that seems to never have enough of it, Jordan Belfort thrived. Preying on Joe Public's dream of hitting the big time without a lottery ticket was an easy way to amass a fortune, under t...

Cobain: Montage of Heck [ Hits:3404 ]
Review: Kurt Cobain is an icon of the '90s. The Nirvana frontman's music lives on... long after his alleged suicide, perpetuated by a strong cult following, conspiracy theories and his enigmatic spirit. Montage of Heck is a documentary that assimilates Cobain's art, writing, vocal recordings and home videos into a raw, honest and intimate biographical music film. Writer-director, Brett Morgen, was fascinated with Pink Floyd's film, The Wall, which blended animation, symbolism and their music into a hau...

Sully [ Hits:3375 ]
Review: Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger will be remembered for his heroic efforts in making an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York after his Airbus A320 lost the use of its engines following a bird strike shortly after take-off. The pilot's quick thinking saved many lives and planted a much-needed aviation miracle in the hearts and minds of the people of New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The amazing true story captured the world's imagination as reports flooded in with the g...

A United Kingdom [ Hits:3256 ]
Review: A United Kingdom is an important biographical romance drama. While the international stir caused by Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana happened in the late 1940s, the familial and societal prejudices exposed at that time still echo today. After meeting Ruth Williams in London, the two fell hopelessly in love and decided to get married against the wishes of their families and governments. David Oyelowo played Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma and now Prince Seretse Khama, both inspirational politica...

Goodbye Bafana [ 2007 ] [ Hits:6595 ]
Review: Goodbye Bafana is a biographical drama based on the memoirs of Nelson Mandela’s prison guard, James Gregory. The two men were inextricably linked from Mandela’s days on Robben Island in 1968 through to his imprisonment in Pollsmoor in the late 1980s. The story centres on Gregory, played by Joseph Fiennes, who was commissioned to watch over Mandela thanks to his firm grasp of Xhosa. Diane Kruger stars alongside Fiennes as his doting wife, Gloria Gregory, who is a bastion of strength. The stor...

Talk to Me [ 2007 ] [ Hits:5802 ]
Review: Talk to Me is one of those movies that just had to be made, and Petey Green was one of those extraordinary people that deserves the recognition. He led a fascinating life that only really came into its own, when he had a mouthpiece. It didn’t matter if it was a microphone, a loudspeaker or a talk show… the man told it like it was. It didn’t matter if ‘keeping it real’ was unpopular as long as it was his truth. Green’s prolific life was all about hard-living and he was a ‘miscreant...