All posts tagged biopic

Exclusive Review: Rocketman – Taron Egerton soars as Elton

The musical biopic has been one of the most noticeably formulaic genres of film, so much so that many of them have still been the same even after Walk Hard: […]

Exclusive Review: Stan & Ollie

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are classic comedians, the kind that date back to when your grandparents were film-goers or TV-watchers, and perhaps before. They have the kind of name-recognition […]

Film, Music, and Photography: Revisiting Control (2007)

“It’s all happening boys.” Most people’s familiarity with post-punk band Joy Division comes from the album cover for Unknown Pleasures (1979) that has been widely used, to put it mildly, […]

I, Tonya Review – Margot Robbie Skates Rings Round the Competition, in Craig Gillespie’s Convincing Tonya Harding Biopic

The infamous Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan case has been a staple of pop culture and controversy ever since it happened. The story of Nancy Kerrigan’s kneecap being bashed by a crook […]

The Mercy Review – James Marsh’s Meditative, Melancholy Biopic on Donald Crowhurst Brings Out the Best in Colin Firth

The British Heritage drama has never received the respect it deserves. While many claim that films of this ilk simply exist to provide a consensual sense of pleasure and pride, […]

‘Neruda’ Review – Pablo Larraín’s Refreshingly Formalist Biopic on The Chilean Poet Hits All the Right Notes

In terms of telling the story of a publicly acknowledged figure, associated with an important moment in time, a lot of contextual information can often get mixed into what is […]

Documentary Double-Bill: Ava Duvernay’s 13th

13th takes its name from the amendment to the United States Constitution introduced in 1865, which abolished slavery and any form of involuntary service. Except for as punishment for a crime. […]

Muhammad Ali; a eulogy through the greatest boxing films

On the 3rd of June 2016, 10:05pm ET at a Miami Marlins baseball game, the death of a legend of the 20th century was announced on the scoreboard to the […]