FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” – Documentary

“The Queen of Versailles” directed by Lauren Greenfield, is the new acclaimed documentary about the harsh new economic times that are engulfing the world. It follows the lives of the billionaire businessman, David A Siegel (Owner of Westgate Resorts) and his wife, Jackie and their family as they ambitiously attempt to build one of theContinue reading “FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” – Documentary”

FILM: “HEAD GAMES” The Sports Documentary Film

Tagline “How much are you willing to lose for a game?” If every time you took to the field to participate in the sport that you love but knew that you could potentially be slowly killing yourself, would you still play with the same level of determination and grit? Is the modern sports culture ofContinue reading “FILM: “HEAD GAMES” The Sports Documentary Film”

Calibre (2018) – A Thriller and True Test of Friendship and Loyalty

Calibre is a British Independent gem directed by Matt Palmer. The film starts off as a simple bonding holiday between two long time friends and ends up as a gripping thriller where the sense of isolation becomes overwhelming as edge of the seat twists and turns come thick and fast which leave the two mainContinue reading “Calibre (2018) – A Thriller and True Test of Friendship and Loyalty”

Snowtown (2011) – The Dark Side of Down Under…..

Another film dealing with the concept of misplaced loyalty which created a huge buzz is “Snowtown”. Based on a true story, this Australian Independent piece has garnered critical acclaim all around the world through word of mouth and its gritty dark nature and subject. “Snowtown” deals with the true story of one of Australia’s mostContinue reading “Snowtown (2011) – The Dark Side of Down Under…..”

Senna – No Fear. No Limits. No Equal – A Documentary on a Great Man…….

“SENNA” is the long-awaited biography / documentary on the fast life and times of F1 legend Aryton Senna; the Brazilian who lit up the racing world with his courage and bravery.  Shot with archive footage from his go-karting days right till that fateful weekend in Imola in 1994, this piece tells his life story withContinue reading “Senna – No Fear. No Limits. No Equal – A Documentary on a Great Man…….”

Survival of the Fittest – “Animal Kingdom”

An incredible Australian film about the criminal underworld of Melbourne. Absolutely riveting and powerful…… Animal Kingdom tells of the ties that bind in an Australian gangland family in Melbourne. The old adage is that you dont choose your family rings true in this absolutely brilliant film. When 17 year Josh (James Frecheville) is left asContinue reading “Survival of the Fittest – “Animal Kingdom””

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””

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…’MoneyBall’ – A Film which combines Sports and Business

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”