DollEyes August 9, 2014 Share August 9, 2014 (edited) This is the place to talk about Sports films of all kinds, good and bad. One of the best recent sports films is 42, which featured Chadwick Boseman in a star-making performance as Jackie Robinson, the first major-league Black baseball player and Harrison Ford in one of his best performances in years as Branch Rickey, the guy who hired him. Another great sports film in Rush, about 70's-era Formula One racing and the rivalry between British racer James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda, played by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, respectively and directed by Ron Howard. Hemsworth showed that he can act as great as he looks and the racing scenes were great, but IMO Bruhl's Lauda not only stole the show, he deserved a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, like Ford did for 42. Then there's Martin Scorcese's classic Raging Bull, which not only featured Robert DeNiro in an Oscar-winning performance as boxer Jake La Motta, it was beautifully shot and scored and has one of the best opening title sequences ever. Talk about Sports flicks here, if you can go the distance, that is. Edited August 10, 2014 by DollEyes 1 Link to comment
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