Tag Archives: True Story

Review – Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station, The 2013 debut feature film from writer / director Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther), is a dramatisation of the actual 2009 police shooting of Oscar Grant at a rail station in California. Set on New Years Eve in 2008, the film follows Grant thoughout his day as he prepares to celebrate both his mothers birthday, and the upcoming

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Review – Concussion

Will Smith stars in the 2015 sports drama Concussion, based on the true to life events that saw Dr. Bennet Omalu complete ground breaking analysis that would lead to better understanding of the impacts of tackling within the NFL. Smith stars as Omalu, an African immigrant into America, who we meet in Pennsylvania, working as a coroner. Following the death of

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Review – The Big Sick

I’ve been pondering something for a while. And it’s likely going to become a blog of its own at some point. Essentially its this – I think the ‘Rom-Com’ is due a come back. Thats not to say that they aren’t out there now, but just we’ve moved from the ‘Nora Ephron era of the late 1980’s – early 90’s

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Review – War Dogs

War Dogs, the 2016 film by director Todd Phillips (Old School, Due Date, The Hangover Trilogy), is the true story of two twenty something Americans who managed to work their way into the world of arms trading during the late 2000’s. It is partly based on the book  Arms and the Dudes by Guy Lawson. Somewhat of a comedy drama,

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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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