Tag Archive: Sports

Oct
07

Tom Hooper on THE DAMNED UNITED

Glee Goeth Before the Fall: Michael Sheen (right) and Timothy Spall celebrate for the camera in THE DAMNED UNITED

To be clear, I’ve got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog and the sheer joy of human competition. THE NATURAL? Sure. BAD NEWS BEARS? No prob. THE MIGHTY DUCKS? Let’s not go crazy, now. But to be honest, I’m more favorably inclined towards films like THE …

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May
05

Carlos Cuaron on RUDO Y CURSI

Diego Luna as Beto, Guillermo Francella as Batuta, and Gael Garcia Bernal as Tato in RUDO Y CURSI

Rudo means “tough.” Cursi means “corny.” Sorry for the remedial Spanish lesson, but I took French in high school, so all this is news to me. In the tale of two brothers that is RUDO Y CURSI, Diego Luna is the tough Beto — hot-headed and an inveterate gambler — while Gael Garcia Bernal is …

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