Reviews

The Wrestler (2008)

A wrestling movie that’s not really about wrestling… Streaming now on Netflix, this is an excellent drama, directed by Darren Aronofsky. Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is a pro wrestler, who’s way past his prime. He was a star in the ’80s, but now he’s small-time, only featuring in a handful of matches. He […]

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Bleed for This (2016): Heavy hitting boxing drama 

There is arguably no point in making boxing movies anymore. While the sport is still the best suited for the big-screen, there’s nothing new to be found in this overcrowded genre. But when has originality ever been a prerequisite for entertainment? Sometimes you can skew over originality in a film, as long as there’s a […]

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Hands of Stone (2016): A Fistful of Drama

Robert De Niro is back in the ring in biopic Hands of Stone. This time though, he portrays legendary trainer Ray Arcel, who comes out of retirement to coach Panamanian boxer, Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez). Ferocious and merciless, Duran is a natural fighter and after scoring a string of knockouts, he prepares for a fight with Sugar […]

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Warrior (2011)

Time and time again throughout film history, we have seen many fight movies, where one young prospect trains to be a champion in the ring. Their struggle to reach the top is nearly always a metaphor for overcoming other obstacles in their lives. I’ve always been a huge fan of these movies and Warrior is another […]

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Review: Ronaldo (2015)

Director: Anthony Wonke Stars: Christiano Ronaldo, Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Alerio This documentary film captures an intimate and isolating snapshot of the life of Cristiano Ronaldo. Whilst providing a delicate insight into his family and his relationship with his son, the film navigates through the 2014 season, in which he won the Ballon D’or, and competed in the […]

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