Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

I have seen The Social Network seven times now, and I’m still astounded by how I remain hungry for more viewings, eager to immerse myself once again in the richness of the world it portrays. I still insist it was the best film of 2010, and, There Will Be Blood aside, it might well be the best film since […]


Morgan Freeman (Nelson Mandela), Matt Damon (François Pienaar). Screenplay by Anthony Peckham. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rating: 12. Running time: 134 minutes. How do you inspire people to be even greater than they think they are? That was the question Nelson Mandela faced, after landing the Presidency at age 76 after 27 years in prison. […]


Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy), Karl Malden (Father Barry), Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly), Rod Steiger (Charley ‘the Gent’ Malloy), Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle). Directed by Elia Kazan. Screenplay by Budd Schulberg. Rating: PG. Running time: 108 minutes. Never has and never will a film be made that is quite as awe-inspiring as On The […]


If you haven’t seen The Shawshank Redemption before and I told you it could aptly be summarised as an embodiment of the word ‘hope,’ you’d rightly predict the film to be corny, and ultimately a cliché. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. Somehow,Shawshank captures that emotion, through a tale of community […]