Last night I saw this documentary on Ayrton Senna, the Formula One star who died in a racing accident in '94, still well in his prime. The 3 Time World Champion was recently voted "Greatest F1 Driver of All Time" by his peers, over Scumacher even.
It has an amazing collection of footage, both from personal collections, his driving career and other media as he was a megastar in his home country of Brazil, a champion to the people. Tis doc won some awards and rightly so, the footage is simply phenomenal and the story seems fresh and as if it was happening right before my eyes, not back in the 80s and 90s. Senna's rivalry with Alain Prost and battles with racing politics is featured and incredibly interesting. I would recommend this to racing and non-racing fans alike as it is a human story as much as it is a sporting one. I am only an occassional race fan myself and this really impressed me. Now I need to go pick up the DVD. Check out Senna.
Solid legal thriller with Matthew McConaughey turning in a superb performance. A lot of twists and turns and strong supporting cast including William H Macy, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillipe, Bryan Cranston and Josh Lucas. Pleasantly surprised.