Tag Archives: Olympics

The Best Olympic Movies: List

For our more sports-inclined readers, the current Olympic season will be sixteen days of inspiring athleticism and sportsmanship. For us at Mr Rumsey’s, it’s a good excuse to revisit some favourite Olympic-themed films, both old and new. Olympia (1938) Helmed by the endlessly controversial, yet undeniably genius documentarian Leni Riefenstahl, this record of the 1936 […]

Eddie the Eagle – New Release Review

As a boy, Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) dreams of competing in the Olympics. Which event doesn’t matter, just as long as he gets to take part in that mythic contest. The only problem is that his athletic ability doesn’t match up to his enthusiasm – not in any single area. Undaunted by that fact […]