Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll UK (2010) Dir. Mat Whitecross Biopics serve one of two purposes - either to pay tribute to an unsung hero, or to reveal the true story of someone warts and all, even if it means shattering a few ideals in the process. The veracity of these dramatisations will … Continue reading Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures US (2016) Dir. Theodore Melfi “Here at NASA we all pee the same colour” Ever since Hollywood was called out for its myopia regarding black people in cinema, there has a proliferation of films about and from this ethnic group to receive the same recognition as films from white filmmakers. Perhaps this is … Continue reading Hidden Figures

Chocolat

Chocolat France (2016) Dir. Roschdy Zem No, not the Juliette Binoche/Johnny Depp rom-com but a bio-pic about the first celebrated black performer in French history, Rafael Padilla aka Chocolat. From young Cuban born immigrant to Parisian comedy sensation, his overlooked story is now shared with modern audiences via this tribute from actor-turned-director Roschdy Zem. In … Continue reading Chocolat

WWE – Kevin Owens – Fight Owens Fight

WWE – Kevin Owens - Fight Owens Fight (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray / 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 60 minutes approx. If there is one thing WWE biographies do very well it is allowing us to get a better insight into the person behind the wrestling persona we see on TV, … Continue reading WWE – Kevin Owens – Fight Owens Fight

We Are X

We Are X (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. “Who’s that?” asks a bewildered woman as a gamine, slightly effete blonde Japanese male enters a New York building surrounded by photographers, cameramen and hoards of screaming fans. “Somebody very famous” comes the reply from a photographer. The woman pulls … Continue reading We Are X

WWE – Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living

WWE – Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 66 minutes approx. It’s fair to say that the soon-to-be (at the time of writing) WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page had one of the more unusual entries into the world of wrestling - or … Continue reading WWE – Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 134 minutes approx. If there was ever a caveat that accompanied the slogan “Based on a true story” it is that sometimes it is hard to believe these incidents actually took place. When presented via the medium of film, they are often diluted and glamorised by … Continue reading Foxcatcher

Miracle Apples (Kiseki no ringo)

Miracle Apples (Kiseki no ringo) Japan (2013) Dir. Yoshihiro Nakamura While many Japanese directors of this millennium have stood out for their extreme and challenging content, Yoshihiro Nakamura has bucked that trend by carving out an exclusive niche in quirky comedies with elliptical tales that begin with apparent disparate skits that eventually converge at the … Continue reading Miracle Apples (Kiseki no ringo)

WWE – Ladies And Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman

WWE – Ladies And Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman (Cert 12) 2 Disc Blu-ray / 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 430 minutes approx He has been called many things – Psycho Yuppie, Mad Scientist, Godfather of Extreme and most recently a walrus. He’s also been accused of being a liar, a … Continue reading WWE – Ladies And Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman