Tag Archives: True Story

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 – Pain and Gain

Pain and Gain is a pointless, charmless, crime-comedy-drama that stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, as two body builders that find themselves into a world of crime as they aggressively pursue a better lives for themselves. Set in Florida, in 1995, and based on what (as the film itself says ‘sadly’) is a true story, the film is directed by

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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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