My All American (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: My All American (2015)

A superstar athlete surprises us with what they can do in their sport. They don’t just make it look easy, they make it look like no one else can do what they have accomplished — ever again. College football provides us with one of those platforms where superstar athletes are born. Some players won’t hit…

Southpaw (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Southpaw (2015)

Has the tap finally run dry on boxing movies? It goes without saying that there have been a number of great and enduring contenders in this category with genre clichés modern audiences are instinctively ingrained with, but is there anything else to be expressed within this set-up? If Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw is any indicator, we…

Red Army (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Red Army (2014)

Is it any wonder that our current democratic systems have turned into popularity contests? Is it any wonder that most Western politicians primarily rely on intricate advertising schemes to continuously validate themselves? For those whose eyes still blink in bewilderment at what the political landscape looks like today, Gabe Polsky’s Red Army gives us an…

Foxcatcher (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Foxcatcher (2014)

Foxcatcher, based on the real-life events surrounding the relationship between billionaire John E. du Pont and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, is a plodding, tone-deaf snoozer. The cast tries very hard to make things work, sometimes too hard. Even worse, all that made the true story so weirdly compelling in the first place is lost in…

Movie Trailer:  Foxcatcher (2014)

Movie Trailer: Foxcatcher (2014)

The makeup may not look the best, but the early buzz says the acting by the three main players is in Sony Pictures’ biographical drama, Foxcatcher. Based on a true story, it chronicles the highs and the very lows of the relationship between brothers and Olympic Wrestling Champions Mark and Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum and…

Movie Trailer:  Grudge Match (2013)

Movie Trailer: Grudge Match (2013)

Well now I’ve seen it all. In Warner Bros. upcoming sporting comedy, Grudge Match two 70-year old men are putting on the gloves and duking it out in the ring. Okay, technically only one of them is 70 (that being Robert De Niro) and the other, Sylvester Stallone, is only a sprite 67 but you…

Rush (2013) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Rush (2013)

Formula 1 isn’t often considered movie material for two main reasons: Firstly, recreating such high-speed action in a way that’s even close to reality is incredibly difficult, and secondly, these races last somewhere around 60 laps, and mainstream audiences aren’t going to pay just to see fake cars zoom around fake laps when they could…

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