Category Archives: Biography

The Fifth Estate (2013) Rated R

The story of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, as Wikileaks exposes deceptions and corruptions of power. Starring Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, and Anatole Taubman. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the founder, Julian Assange. I have to say it was an interesting portrayal. Cumberbatch portrays him … Continue reading

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Fruitvale Station (2013) Rated R

Based on the true story of Oscar Grant III’s last day before he was fatality shot at the Fruitvale Station in 2008. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer. I have mixed feelings about this film. At times, I thought … Continue reading

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The Last Emperor (1987) Rated TV-14

The story of the final Emperor of China. Starring  John Lone, Joan Chen, and Peter O’Toole. This is a long biopic on the sixty years of the Emperor of China. It’s interesting, but it’s not the best explained historical film. … Continue reading

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Rated PG-13

A documentary explores the life and lessons of host Fred Rogers. Starring Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, and John Rogers. Having grown up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, this film brings back the wonder of my childhood. This documentary reminds us of what’s important in … Continue reading

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The Snowtown Murders (2011) Rated NR

Based on true events, a sixteen-year-old boy falls into the wrong crowd, where a spree of murder and torture begins. The crowd happens to belong to his mother’s boyfriend. Starring Lucas Pittaway, Bob Adriaens, and Louise Harris. You would think … Continue reading

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Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2018) Rated NR

A documentary looks at the life of evangelist Billy Graham. Starring John Akers, Kay Arthur, and Cliff Barrows. This short documentary is a fabulous way to celebrate the life of Billy Graham. It starts with Graham’s childhood on a dairy farm, … Continue reading

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Winchester (2018) Rated PG-13

Sarah Winchester, the widow of the late Winchester dynasty, builds her mansion for the souls that have been harmed by the rifle her family made. Starring Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, and Finn Scicluna-O’Prey. This film is based on the true story … Continue reading

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Molly’s Game (2017) Rated R

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high stakes poker games. Based on the book, Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra (2013) Rated TV-MA

The story of megastar Liberace and his six-year romance with Scott Thorson. Based on the book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace by Scott Thorson. Starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, and Eric Zuckerman. I think this film portrays Liberace’s life as well … Continue reading

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All the Money in the World (2017) Rated R

The story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in Rome, 1973. Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Wahlberg. With all the hoopla surrounding this film and the changing of actors as well as the Oscar nominations, you’d think this … Continue reading

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