Thursday, 4 September 2014

Next Goal Wins

The documentary film Senna celebrated sporting greatness; Next Goal Wins celebrates sporting greatness of different variety, one of dogged determination, commitment and pride (not that Senna lacked any of these attributes). Senna is about a sportsman at the very highest level whilst Next Goal Wins is about those are very bottom as Next Goal Wins is a documentary that follows the American Samoan National Football Team’s quest for success. For the best part of two decades the American Samoan National Football Team were languishing at the bottom of the FIFA rankings, but the team are best known for something else.

Monday, 1 September 2014

As above, So Below

Scarlet Marlowe (The Tudors' Perdita Weeks) is a young archaeologist with ambitious plans to find Nicholas Flamel's legendary Philosopher's Stone. Her work in Iran leads her to the catacombs of Paris of which Scarlet believes to be the location of the Philosopher's Stone. She recruits a cameraman, Benji (Edwin Hodge), her old flame George (Mad Men's Ben Feldman) and some Parisian guides and goes deep into the catacombs. Inside the catacombs, however, the small group of explorers encounter horrors from their past.