GRIDIRON GANG (2006)

Here is my review of one of my childhood favorites. Gridiron Gang is easily one of the best “The Rock” films. Catapulted forward by some terrific performances, thrilling sports action and a great heart that comes in with the true story that it tells, here is a film that will appeal to one and all….

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…

THE WALK(2015) 3D

In 1974, Phillipe Petit walked on a line between the two towers of the World Trade Center. He was up there for almost an hour performing different tricks before he finally gave in to the police. No one told him to walk the line. But he did it. Not for money, not for sport, not…

RAGING BULL(1980)

It was surprising to notice that unlike the traditional boxing films, Raging Bull doesn’t have a single sequence where in the fighting strategies of the boxer is discussed neither is there a grasshopper speech from the coach or anyone else for that matter to charge the fighter. Even the training regime of the man which…

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL(2014)

“They make it the way no one else can” there is something about the American sport films which is so very alluring and even their most obscure Sport film ranks right up there with the very best that the rest of the world has to offer. They have made it about every conceivable sport that…

MIRACLE(2004)

Miracle is the story of the American Ice Hockey Team of 1980 that went on to beat the almost unbeatable Soviet Ice Hockey team to win the Olympics. The Soviets were a team which had been annihilating its competition for a long time before the Americans turned the tables on them in the most unexpected…