Le Ride is the new documentary from cycling enthusiast Philip Keoghan; a story about the first English speaking team to compete in the Tour De France back in 1928. Under-resourced, untested and hailing from New Zealand and Australia, the 4 men were determined to be part of a race that unbeknownst to them, only 41 0f the 168 riders would finish…
My enjoyment of cycling doesn’t really extend beyond it being a leisure activity. I want to see this because underdog stories are great and seeing other people achieve their seemingly impossible to reach goals is nothing if not pure motivation. That’s of course, not to say that the 4 Aussies and Kiwis actually make it to the end. I have no idea about that, but I sure look forward to finding out.
Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise is the new feature length documentary about one of the world’s most remarkable women. Actress, writer, dancer, poet, activist and an inspiration to millions from all over…
Angelou’s story is one I’d love to know even more about, since I’m sure it will only continue to have a positive impact on my life. I envisage an increase in sales of her book, I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings following release.
The first trailer for Dunkirk, the new movie directed by the rightly celebrated writer/ director, Christopher Nolan has landed…
Generally speaking, war movies aren’t my favourite genre of film but I’ll probably try anything once if Nolan is at the helm. This teaser trailer is great tease for the first look. A look that left my heart was threatening to exit my chest by the end. Trailer one reminds me of what makes great trailers.
The stars of the movie include Nolan regulars Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Then there’s Mark Rylance and Harry Styles. What a gift it must be for one’s first movie to be directed someone at the level of of Christopher Nolan. If I were in the position of Mr Styles, I don’t think I could ever get over such a thing regardless of how small my part may be.
Andrew Garfield is the star of Mel Gibson’s latest film, Hacksaw Ridge. Garfield plays real life WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, a man who joins the army but refuses to kill people…
I don’t know what the word is for how this trailer makes me feel but I know I’ll have to be in the right mood to sit and watch. It seems to have a kind of Forrest Gump quality but pulls even harder at the heartstrings; all of which makes me think that the end product is going to be dare I say, overly sappy.
Perhaps I’d be more intrigued had the trailer not revealed so much. All that has been left out of this trailer appears to be the presentation of the Medal of Honour. As continues to be the case, I ‘m missing the good trailers of the past that really cleverly showed you only enough and never too much.
A Tale Of Love & Darkness is the new drama starring / directed by Natalie Portman and based on the memoir of Amos Oz. Oz is a journalist, writer and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The filmtells the story of Oz who grew up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with Arieh…
The subject matter is interesting and I’m a Natalie Portman fan which is why I’ll watch. However, I’m not sure if this is going to be as good as I’d love it to be. Not to judge a book by its cover of course, but this trailer’s edit and textual interruptions (not the subtitles) in an ill-advised font has left quite a bit to be desired.
I was hoping to be more excited by Portman’s directorial debut than I am. May this be better than Jane Got A Gun (2016),the last movie I watched that starred Natalie Portman.
Starring Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon and Ruth Negga, the title of todays movie, Loving isn’t just symbolic because of the nature of the story. It’s also poetic for it’s the surname of the key protagonists Richard and Mildred Loving.
Loving tells the story of the interracial couple whose 1967 court case (Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1) led to the end of all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
I’m looking forward to a well executed story, an important one in the fight for progress and equality.
Directed by Jeff Nichols; Bill Camp, Nick Kroll, Terry Abney and Christopher Mann also star.
An acclaimed historian fighting in court to defend historical truth, this is the subject of director Mick Jackson’s latest film, Denial. Based on a true story, Timothy Spall plays David Irving (a renowned holocaust denier) opposite Rachel Weisz’s Deborah E. Lipstadt…
The subject matter is certainly very interesting to me but I’ll also watch because Rachel Weisz is yet to disappoint me. Of course, Mr Spall, Andrew Scott and Tom Wilkinson aren’t bad either. Lastly, who doesn’t love the idea of a good courtroom drama?