Tag: Race

Race: Inspirational biopic runs around in circles

There’s a terrific film out there somewhere about African-American sprinter Jesse Owens, who overcame racial prejudice in both America and Nazi Germany on his way to Olympic gold. Owens, a pioneer in the world of track and field as much for his courage and perseverance off the track as his athletic accomplishments, is a more than worthy candidate to be honored with a feature … Read More Race: Inspirational biopic runs around in circles

Eddie the Eagle: Fun, light-hearted biopic worth checking out

Odds are pretty good you had never heard of Michael “Eddie” Edwards this time a year ago. Edwards, a British man and unlikely Olympian, overcame adversity to compete as a ski jumper during the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary while essentially a total novice in the sport. His tale – told in a similar vein as the classic football drama “Rudy” – opens in … Read More Eddie the Eagle: Fun, light-hearted biopic worth checking out