The Way Back is a welcome reminder that Ben Affleck is capable of greatness
TIFF 2017: Miracle Review.
In the first entry of our new weekly series looking at films celebrating anniversaries this week that might otherwise go unnoticed, our film editor explains a bit about the series and takes a look at 2004's US hockey drama Miracle just in time for this year's Winter Olympics.
As a sports film, Warrior doesn’t offer any new twist on a tried and true template, but it could be held up as a perfect example of how to make an uplifting sports film. This story of two estranged brothers trying to make their way through a newly formed mixed martial arts tournament hits almost every beat the audience expects, but it does so with near flawless precision. This isn’t exactly the reinvention of the wheel, but it sure does give one of the smoothest rides of the year.