Varsity Blues

Who would have known in retrospect that 1999 would produce two fairly notable football movies that in some interesting ways have stood the test of time? Any Given Sunday closed the end of 1999, that Oliver Stone flick being extremely prescient and forward thinking with the issues it brought to the forefront. Opening 1999 was […]

Read More Varsity Blues

Be Water

“Who am I?” “What am I going to be?” “How am I going to express myself?” These are questions Bruce Lee asked himself as he matriculated from Hong Kong to Seattle as a high school teen. In some extents, Lee had—or at least came—from it all, world experiences, cracks at showbiz at an early age […]

Read More Be Water

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Friends are the family you choose. Save for Carl (Bruce Dern), there are not many people Zak (Zack Gottsagen) can consider a friend in his nursing care home. As an individual with Down’s Syndrome, everything and everyone exists to insulate himself from the outside world. Zak knows there’s more to life than this. He’s got […]

Read More The Peanut Butter Falcon

Ford V Ferrari

Drive like you mean it. The year is 1963, and the Ford Motor Company, led by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) needs something to improve slumping sales. General Manager of Marketing, Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) offers a solution: Buy Ferrari, a sexy, youth-appealing car maker that is currently bankrupt, yet a stalwart of the racing […]

Read More Ford V Ferrari

Brian Banks

Freedom doesn’t start in the football field; it starts in the mind. For the 27-year-old Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), freedom is only half-true. On one hand, he should be happy that he has it. The young man went into prison tried as an adult at 16 for raping a female student in high school. Taking […]

Read More Brian Banks

The Art of Self-Defense

Masculinity. It’s what’s for dinner. 35-year old Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) is the cookie-cutter, mild-mannered accountant working in Corporate America that gets no respect and is a walking place mat that many step over. He lives by himself, with only a dog keeping him company. When his dog needs food, Casey walks to the store to […]

Read More The Art of Self-Defense

Creed II

One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time. Since Adonis “Creed” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) took Ricky Conlan to his absolute limit, he’s been on an absolute roll in the light heavyweight boxing division. With legendary “Unc” Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in his corner as trainer, and love […]

Read More Creed II

I, Tonya

Why can’t it be just about the skating? If it were only about the skating, Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) would probably end up as the best figure skater to ever do it. At the age of four she embarked on this career path, driven by her overbearing mother, LaVona Golden (Allison Janney). The talent is […]

Read More I, Tonya

Bleed for This: Movie Man Jackson

Only a matter of time before we get the Butterbean silver screen treatment. Boxer Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller) has amassed much fame and fortune as a fighter. What he doesn’t have in pure skill he has in pure heart. That heart has led him to hold two belts across two different weight classes. Shortly after […]

Read More Bleed for This: Movie Man Jackson

Hands of Stone: Movie Man Jackson

Even the most stony of fighters become soft sometimes. Panamanian Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramírez) was born into nothing; no education, no father to learn from, etc. His home country of Panama is under political turmoil from the United States of America. In spite of all of this, Duran uses this to become a skilled and […]

Read More Hands of Stone: Movie Man Jackson