Gridiron Gang

Presented By: Sony Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1990, a football team, comprised of hardened juvenile detention camp prisoners, began a journey toward greatness.  The team was led by camp probation officers, Sean Porter and Malcolm Moore, who sought a way to keep their prisoners, mostly former gang members, from returning to theirContinue reading “Gridiron Gang”

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

Distributed by: Universal Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                  Years ago, I reviewed a musical score Mark Isham created for The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.  I was intrigued by the film based on a book (Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express by Robert C. Gallagher) about Ernie Davis, the first African American football player toContinue reading “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”

Rudy

Distributed By: TriStar Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             When football season begins, I watch games on television.  Sometimes I listen to them on the radio.  But I can in no way be considered an avid fan of the sport.  Sure, I know things about how the game is played or who is currently playing. Continue reading “Rudy”

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