Archive for the ‘sport’ Category

Brad Pitt (Billy Beane), Jonah Hill (Peter Brand), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Art Howe). Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin et al. Directed by Bennett Miller. Rating: 12. Running time: 133 minutes.  On the day I saw posters advertising New Year’s Eve – a blatantly opportunistic bullshit romcom packed with A-Listers, coming to us from the creators of Valentine’s […]


Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Melissa Leo (Alice Ward). Screenplay by Eric Johnson, Paul Tamasy and Scott Silver. Directed by David O. Russell. Rating: 15. Running time: 115 minutes. I feel no shame in declaring The Fighter a pleasant surprise: an albeit predictable boxing film, but also one that […]


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. […]


Robert De Niro (Jake La Motta), Cathy Moriarty (Vickie La Motta), Joe Pesci (Joey), Frank Vincent (Salvy). Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Madrik Martin. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 129 minutes. Raging Bull is better than GoodFellas, Taxi Driver and any other Scorsese film, and as such it is not only his […]