Primate Perspective Writes:
From the opening shots of SENNA you know that what lies ahead of you is going to be an emotional rollercoaster. Documentaries can fall into a grey area on two counts. The first is when the person they are about is no longer around to defend him or herself against possible malicious remarks. The second is when the film maker is hell bent on getting their opinion out regardless of the evidence on hand and spin an interesting yarn as opposed to an educated account. MICHAEL MOORE seems to have the market corned on the later so I am thankful that he has no influence in the making of this.
The career of AYRTON SENNA is legendary. Whether it was his unbelievable skill behind the wheel of an F1 car, his ongoing rivalry with one time team mate Alain Prost that dragged in millions of viewers or his humanitarian work for his beloved Brazil, the achievements accomplished by him are amazing.
Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
Last week’s Blu-ray releases were on the paltry side with the holiday but this week’s schedule is packed mostly thanks to Warner Brothers releasing a large amount of catalog titles.
Nick’s Blu-ray Pick of the Week: This week I have two because couldn’t make up my mind. First up we have...
FMV says: "Despite the underlying bias in favour of its subject, as a monument Senna is fitting, as a movie it is absorbing, and as a documentary it is a landmark."
The BAFTA Film Awards took place last night with The Artist doing well, but there was also some great recognition for Senna and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy too.