Roman History in Action – “THE EAGLE” and “CENTURION”

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””

“Monsoon” – Searching for a Sense of Belonging

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.

Chadwick Boseman in ’42’ – Portraying a Groundbreaking Athlete

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”

Film Review: “Invictus” – The Story of Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Rugby World Cup

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”

You Must Watch Valkyrie – Film Review: Hollywood History 101?

In mid 1944, the nadir of German internal resistance to the Nazis was reached with the ill fated attempt to kill Hitler. With DDay a success, those involved in the resistance had no doubt that the war was by now lost and only an immediate armistice could avoid more unnecessary bloodshed and further damage toContinue reading “You Must Watch Valkyrie – Film Review: Hollywood History 101?”