Movie Review: Selma (2014)


Title: Selma Release Date: 2014 Director: Ava DuVernay Production Co: Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathé, Plan B Entertainment Country: United States Language: English Genre: Biography | Drama | History Rating: **** The story of the march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for voting rights for black Americans is dramatized in this excellent biographical film.  The film focuses on Martin…

Movie Review: The Damned United


Title: The Damned United Release Date: 27 March 2009 Director: Tom Hooper Production Co:   Columbia Pictures Corporation Country:  United Kingdom Language: English Genre: Biopic / Sport Rating: ***1/2 Summary/Review: This movie is a highly-fictionalized account of the life of English football manager Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) who was able to lead clubs like Derby County…

Movie Review: 24 Hour Party People


Title: 24 Hour Party People Release Date: 5 April 2002 Director: Michael Winterbottom Production Co: Baby Cow Productions Country: United Kingdom Language: English Genre: Biopic / Comedy / Music Rating: ***1/2 Summary/Review: This surreal, comic film tells the story of the Manchester music scene from the mid-1970’s to early-1990’s.  Central to this story is Tony…