Tag Archives: True Story

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 – Hidden Figures

The new film by director Theodore Melfi is the drama Hidden Figures which follows the tale of 3 african american ladies working in different jobs at Nasa through the 1960’s. It is co written by Melfi with Allison Schroeder, based on the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The three ladies are each working to attempt to support the

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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 – Sully

What is the story that takes place after the most famous plane water landing of all time – the Miracle on the Hudson? That is the tale that director Clint Eastwood brings us with the film Sully. Based on the true story of Captain Chelsea Sullenberger the pilot on flight UA1549 which, on the January 15th 2009 landed on the

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Review – Bridge of Spies

The lastest film by Tom Hanks is the 2015 cold war thriller Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on the true story of incidents around 1960 involving a convicted russian soy in the US and a US pilot shot down whilst flying spy missions in a U2 surveillance plane. Tom Hanks plays insurance lawyer James Donovan, who is

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