Movie Review: The Express (2008)

Starring: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid and Omar Benson Miller Directed by: Gary Fleder An inspirational drama based on the short life of college football legend Ernie Davis, the first African-American winner of the coveted Heisman Trophy. I don’t think I’ve watched any this year but I am a huge fan of inspiring sporting movies that […]

Movie Review: Jimi: All is by My Side (2013)

Starring: Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell and Imogen Poots Directed by: John Ridley A drama based on the life of Jimi Hendrix as he leaves New York for London to start his career in the music business. Jimi Hendrix is a music icon and he rose to fame in the sixties before his untimely death in […]

Movie Review: All Eyez on Me (2017)

Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira and Dominic L. Santana Directed by: Benny Boom The life of influential rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. From childhood to superstardom we see the struggles that he battled in his short life before he was gunned down at 25 years old. My first movie of the month […]

Movie Review: Babs (2017)

Starring: Samantha Spiro, Jamie Winstone and Nick Moran Directed by: Dominic Leclerc A dramatised story of Barbara Windsor and her rise to fame. We take a look at Barbara’s childhood during the war and the strained relationship she had with her father as we’re taken through the early stages of her life and career during […]

Movie Review: I Saw the Light (2015)

Starring: Tom Hiddlestone, Elizabeth Olsen and Maddie Hasson Directed by: Marc Abraham The story of one of the great country-western singers in history. Hank Williams lived a short but full life as he became a megastar musician while battling his personal demons. I’ll be honest and admit that I’m not really a country-western fan and […]

Movie Review: The Polka King (2017)

Starring: Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman Directed by: Maya Forbes Based on the life of Polish immigrant Polka legend Jan Lewan. With his determination to make it big in the world of music he comes up with a scheme that will get him rich but everything comes close crashing down around him as […]