KING RICHARD (2021)

Release Date: 02/09/2021 Platform: Vudu Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green “A brilliant Will Smith is phenomenal in a film that is complimentarily captivating and entertaining” — Ambar Chatterjee I watched King Richard twice and enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time….

14 PEAKS: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE (2021)

Release Date: 29/11/21 Platform : Netflix Cast: Nirmal Purja, Suchi Purja, Galjen Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi, Gesman Tamang Director: Torquil Jones “An emotional and thrilling ballad for the indomitable spirit of man” — Ambar Chatterjee There are only 14 mountain peaks in the world that are higher than 8000 meters above seas level. Mount…

FORD V FERRARI (2019)

Release Date: 15/11/2019 Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Tracy Letts, John Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Josh Lucas Director: James Mangold   Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) won The Le Mans in 1959. Considered to be the mother of all endurance races, Le Mans was a 24-hour-long grind that not only tested the driver’s skills but…

FREE SOLO (2018)

Release Date: 14/12/2018 Cast: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe, Mikey Schaefer, Sanni McCandless Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Free Solo climbing or free soloing, is a form of rock climbing where the climber (free soloist) climbs alone and without using any ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, relying entirely on their…

COACH CARTER (2005)

Release Date : January 14, 2005 Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Rick Gonzalez, Ashanti Director: Thomas Carter Hollywood makes sports films better than anyone else. This is something that has been proven again and again and again. I believe I have mentioned this in my reviews of sports film on more than one occasion. Coach…

THE ARMSTRONG LIE (2013)

Armstrong Lie is a documentary about how Lance Armstrong made a comeback from testicular cancer and then against all odds made his way to seven Tour De France Titles. It’s a film about how he used the most sophisticated doping options and one of the most technically advanced conditioning medical men to help him go…

THE PROGRAM (2015)

I have loved cycling ever since I was a kid. I got my first geared bicycle when I was in the seventh standard. While riding it up the hill, I realized how helpful the gears were when we rode on elevations. I can well imagine the pain the professional cyclists have to endure as they…

RACE (2016)

Race is a graphic retelling of the life and times of Jesse Owens (Stephan James), the famed athlete who burst into the Berlin Olympics and took Adolf Hitler’s vision of an Aryan World heads on. His condition back home was not all that different where the African Americans were already fighting a war for their…

PELE : BIRTH OF A LEGEND (2016)

A film about the life of the footballing legend Pele is a movie goer’s wet dream. For a fanatic of sports films, that feeling just quadruples. The very thought of what Hollywood could do with the sort of material that Pele’s life was made of was a matter of enormous interest to me. I wanted…

CONCUSSION (2015)

I love American football. Even though I am not an American, I still love it. I don’t have to be an American to appreciate its beauty and power and the sheer zeal and fitness of the men involved not to mention the amount the strength and passion that goes into each and every game. The…

WOODLAWN (2015)

Carrying on from my previous review of My All American, Woodlawn was the other film that I talked about in that review. Remember the one about sports and spirituality. Yeah! This is that one where Jesus and Football are the forces that help repair a fractured society torn apart by violence and racial tension. The…

MY ALL AMERICAN (2015)

I have said it before and I say it again that Hollywood makes Sports films like no one else. I have loved even some of the lesser sports films that have come out over the years and I am convinced that they can repeat basic plots, be formulaic, be cheesy and yet come up with…