Duo Review: Death Race (1975, 2017)

Death Race 2000 (1975) A product of it’s time, Death Race 2000 is something you cannot replicate today. In the heady time of the year 2000, America has become ruled by a dictatorship, spurred on by a financial crash in 1979, and has developed the Transcontinental Road Race, a motorised blood sport inspired by gladitorial…

Review: Fast and Furious 8 (aka The Fate of the Furious)

All principles be damned. When a super hacker is bent on starting World War Three, stealing an EMP device and codes to nuclear weapons isn’t enough, she needs street racer and all around family guy, Dominic Toretto, on her side. Oh noes, the trailer shows Dom turning against his “family”. Whatever is going to happen next? The…

Review: Fast and Furious 7 (aka Furious 7)

I want to make it clear, first and foremost, anyone dying is a tragic thing, Paul Walker was far too young and his career was only just beginning. I don’t want my opinion of this film to be considered disrespectful. Furious 7 is so, so far from what the franchise used to be that I…

Review: Rush

Rush proves that an intense, thrilling and impassioned true story can be made from the world of Formula One! In the mid-1970s a rivalry between two men gripped the world of motor sport, that of Britain James Hunt, and the Austrian Niki Lauda. The film begins with both men taking the leap from Formula 3…

Saga Review: The Fast and the Furious

Oh dear, what have I got myself into now? So, The Fast and the Furious was a niche film that really hit the culture of street racing on the head; it had average-to-good character driven elements and excellent stunt and vehicle work for a single film. So naturally Hollywood had to milk it to the…

Review: Senna

From start to finish Senna never stops delivering inspiration, hope, anger, frustration and danger, and all rooted in real events, shown only with archive footage. A documentary that steps beyond documentary trappings. As a follower of Formula One I cannot believe it has taken me so long to watch this film, perhaps it is due…