Goal: the Dream Begins (2005) – Dir: Danny Cannon (Nikita, CSI)

This is a made for TV movie. This at first should be understood. It actually has a lot of heart and it’s not morally superior or patronising. Goal is a story about soccer/football. Tension between father and son as the Munez family, illegal Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, California, struggle to make ends meet. SantiagoContinue reading “Goal: the Dream Begins (2005) – Dir: Danny Cannon (Nikita, CSI)”

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) – Dir: Martyn Burke (Animal Farm)

Bill Gates, played by Anthony Michael Hall (the nerd from The Breakfast Club,) is an inspired choice and a near perfect performance. Steve Jobs is also beautifully cast. Jobs is intense and totally unaware and uncaring of his over the top energy. Steve Wozniak (Joey Slotnick) is likeable and a voice of reason in aContinue reading “Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) – Dir: Martyn Burke (Animal Farm)”

Tucker: the man and his dream (1988) – Dir: Francis Ford Coppola (Dracula, The Godfather, The Rainmaker)

Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) sets a tone of vintage style and entrepreneurial optimism. Tucker knows cars and his experiences are not without achievements, but what he wants to do is impossible. He wants to make great cars, cars that are innovative, better than anything that has been done before. He wants to revolutionise the industry.Continue reading “Tucker: the man and his dream (1988) – Dir: Francis Ford Coppola (Dracula, The Godfather, The Rainmaker)”

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