Two mega budget films dealing with the true story of the Roman Ninth Legion which disappeared into thin air……….. Roman history, in all its swash buckling pomp and glamour, is returning to the big screens. The legendary true story of the Roman Ninth Legion, which simply vanished into thin air, is coming in the formContinue reading “Roman History in Action – “THE EAGLE” and “CENTURION””
“I’m Living It” explores the ‘hidden’ side of Hong Kong, far away from the bustling financial hub which people globally are familiar. The film examines Hong Kong’s inhabitants, who simply try and survive day by day, in one of the most expensive cities in the world and who have fallen below the poverty line inContinue reading ““I’m Living It” – A Film that Explores Hong Kong’s Growing Homelessness Issue”
The new film “Monsoon” features Henry Golding and discusses the themes of identity and longing for a sense of belonging. The story features, Kit, a British Vietnamese man, who returns to Saigon, Vietnam for the first time in over 30 years, after fleeing during the vietnam war.
The updated version of “Death on the Nile” has returned with Kenneth Branagh again playing the lead role of the beloved fictional character, Hercule Poirot. This classic tale remains one of mystery, suspense and intrigue. The film is also an update on the 1978 version of this longstanding story.
The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman is heart breaking and the world has lost a great talent. Boseman gained international acclaim in “Black Panther” though also gained great acclaim for his portrayal of ground breaking African American athlete, Jackie Robinson in the film ’42’. The film was directed by Brian Helgeland and starred Boseman, HarrisonContinue reading “Chadwick Boseman in ’42’ – Portraying a Groundbreaking Athlete”
Tag-line “His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion” “François, thank you for what you have done for our country.” – Nelson Mandela as he handed over the 1995 Rugby World Cup to SA captain Francois Pienaar “No, Mr. President. Thank you for what you have done.” – Pienaar After the fall ofContinue reading “Film Review: “Invictus” – The Story of Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Rugby World Cup”
Brad Pitt’s latest film “Moneyball” focuses on the financial divide which exists in professional sports; in this instance, baseball. The film (from the excellent book by M. Lewis) covers the true story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics (Major League baseball), their then general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and how he revolutionized the game after beingContinue reading “You Must Watch…’MoneyBall’ – A Film which combines Sports and Business”
London is a bustling cosmopolitan city with over ten million people in both the City of London and Greater London. It is a hive of ceaseless activity with an incredible diversity of people from all around the world. It is this cultural tapestry and blend of people which gives it such energy, hustle and bustle. GivenContinue reading “You Must Watch….”Dirty Pretty Things” with Amelie Tautou – The “Other” London………”
Home is truly where the heart is…where a person is born and raised are quintessentially key to a person’s character, development and attitude. The streets you walk in your youth fundamentally shape your life perception as is company you keep and the enclosed community with whom you bond. A sense of belonging and experiences inContinue reading “You Must Watch “The Town” and Gone Baby Gone” – Journey into the Soul of Boston with Ben Affleck”
“WELCOME” is an award winning French film dealing with the tough issues of refugees and migration in the Northern port city of Calais, France. “Welcome” presents the lives of desperate people in seemingly desperate circumstances. The film, directed by Philippe Lioret focuses on Bilal (Firat Ayverdi), a young Kurd, who, having failed to cross theContinue reading “You Must Watch…..”WELCOME” – A Film About both Hope and Desperation”