Oscar winning director Asif Kapadia’s trailer for his new documentary Diego Maradona is here.
Focuses both on the highs and lows of the Argentine footballers career, Diego Maradona is the result of the analysis of over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage…
In my recent post about this very documentary, I now realise that I’d completely forgotten about the the biggest controversy of Maradona’s career.
Now that this trailer has reminded me of the infamous ‘The Hand Of God’ incident, I’m even more curious about the way everything that happened really affected Maradona. Particularly considering his level of fame at the time.
Diego Maradona is the latest documentary from Asif Kapadia, director of Oscar winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy (2015).
Following a review of hundreds of hours of footage, Kapadia’s film focuses on the career of highly celebrated Argentine footballer Diego Maradona…
I don’t really follow football as I once did, but I do remember being aware of Maradona’s greatness. I’m curious about the new truths I could learn, especially since Kapadia’s Amy proved quite enlightening.
Creed II is a movie I watched because I was told it’s worthwhile. It certainly would have been a better experience overall if I were a serious a boxing fan. If like myself you’re just a fan of good movies, that’s enough because thanks to the story, dramatic performances and that rather great fight sequence near the end, I had a good time with director Steven Caple Jr.’s film.
Centred around what is arguably the most important fight of Adonis Creed’s life, I enjoyed the emotional journey and overarching tension as Creed grows into the man and the mindset required to get to where he needs to be. I also liked the rather moving moments in and outside of the boxing ring. From the time Creed learns of his opponent, to the required balancing act where his family life is concerned and the intense training in the desert which culminates in the all important biggest fight of his life.
Regarding the question of whether Creed IIis better than Creed, the good news is that they’re both good. As such, definitely watch it if you’re into boxing. For everyone else, it’s beautifully shot, particularly the training and fight scenes. Lastly, you’ll be moved and the cast is great.
Filmed over two years, Team khan is a new Fly-on-the-wall documentary about British professional boxer Amir Khan.
Directed Oliver Clark and Blair Macdonald the film follows Khan and his team in their quest to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best boxer on the planet…
If I followed the sport of boxing, I’d already know how this film ends. Since I don’t, I’m therefore drawn to this one for insight into the life of a boxer and how the sport affects the athlete and people closest to him.
Trailer 2 for Creed 2 is officially great. Loving the intensity and purpose behind Adonis Creed’s eyes.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr; Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, and Florian Munteanu are among the stars…
Here’s the thing; I wasn’t going to get drawn into watching another boxing movie because they’re all pretty much, you know, the same. But then I’d just watched a different boxing movie trailer which didn’t look especially great. That unfortunate experience rightly brought me straight here. Having thoroughly enjoyed this new Creed 2 trailer, I’m officially in for the story, the intensity and maybe one or two other things.
I, Tonya, the true story of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding, and the unfortunate events that led to the end of her career is a movie well done. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film is structured and captured in a way that’s engaging both in style and content.
I found myself impressed by all the performances. Robbie’s portrayal is memorable because of what she was able to achieve both physically and emotionally. There’s been talk of how impressive her solo scene in front of the mirror is and it really is. But the moment that moved me most takes place in the court room, immediately following sentencing.
As Hardings’ abusive mother, Allison Janney did brilliantly. This of course didn’t surprise me because Janney always delivers. Always. The hateful truth of her character was conveyed so perfectly in her entire being and very clearly through her eyes.
Until this movie, I hadn’t really seen Sebastian Stan in much, except his work in Marvel’s Captain America and Avengers movies; because of what he did with his role as Hardings’ abusive husband, I’m now more interested than ever before in what he does next. Other highlights in Gillespie’s film include the well chosen music.
I say watch this movie for the performances and the story. I’ll in the meantime, busy myself with looking forward to Robbie’s next leading role in a drama.