Tag Archives: Biopic

Review – The Founder

The latest film by director John Lee Hancock (previously directed Saving Mr Banks and The Blind Side) is the 2016 biopic drama The Founder. The film is written by Robert D. Siegel whose most known work was 2008’s The Wrestler. The tells the story of Ray Kroc played by Michael Keaton, a middle aged milkshake machine salesman in 1950’s USA,

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Review – Funny Girl

It’s time for ‘F’ in the Alphabet Challenge and the selector has gone for the 1968¬†musical biopic Funny Girl. The film tells the true tale of Fanny Brice, played by Barbara Streisand in a role that she had previously played on the stage, in a film directed by William Wyler (most famously the director of Ben Hur and Roman Holiday).

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Review – Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is the new film from director Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield in a true story of incredible heroism during World War 2 with this biopic war movie. The film centres on Desmond Doss, played by Garfield, a young man who enlists into the US Army during World War 2 from his hometown of Virginia. A religious man, Doss

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Review – Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness is a 2016 British biographical documentary following the story of John Hull. Hull, became blind in the early 1980’s and as part of a coping mechanism, began to record audio cassettes of his experiences and thoughts. The film is directed by Pete Middleton and James Swinney and takes an innovative approach to the documentary by using the

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Review – Legend

To the 60’s we head to review Legend – a biopic about the later years of London based gangsters the Krays. The film is both written and directed by Brian Helgeland, who has previously had significant success as a screenwriters with previous work that includes the script for both LA Confidential and Mystic River. ¬†In 2013 he wrote and directed

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Review : The Aviator

Well we’re off with the February Alphabet Challenge (Feb Alphabet Film Challenge), and we start with ‘The Aviator’. This phenomenal 2004 movie by Martin Scorcese is a biographical dramatisation about Howard Hughes. A man who was a multi millionaire movie director, oil drill bit marker, plane designer, and airline owner who is most famous for his descent into mental illness

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