Category Archives: Biography

Mafia’s Greatest Hits (AHC) Rated NR

This series showcases the different eras of the Mafia’s rise and fall. Starring Colin Tierney, Selwyn Raab, and Thomas Reppetto.  The series gives us the backgrounds of different outlaws in their ranks while also showcasing how the FBI and law … Continue reading

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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Rated PG-13

An heiress longs to be an opera singer but has a terrible singing voice. Based on a true story. Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg. This film doesn’t really have a cinematic problem. The main issue I have … Continue reading

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The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) Rated PG-13

The story of Burt Munro, who broke the world record of land speed at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967 while riding an Indian Motorcycle. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, and Tessa Mitchell. This film is a basic documentary of … Continue reading

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We Own This City (HBO) Rated TV-MA

This miniseries tells of the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption around it. Starring Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, and Jamie Hector. I was not impressed with this film. The acting is … Continue reading

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Anthropoid (2016) Rated R

Based on the true story of the Operation Anthropoid mission during World War II and the plan to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the third in command in the Third Reich. Starring Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, and Brian Caspe. This … Continue reading

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Super Pumped (Showtime) Rated NR

The story of the beginnings of the transportation company, Uber. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, and Kerry Bishé. I’m surprised they chose to do this story as a TV show and not a two-hour movie. It might be more compelling … Continue reading

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Reframed: Marilyn Monroe (CNN) Rated NR

 This show reframes the life and legacy of Marilyn Monroe. Starring Mira Sorvino, Ellen Burstyn, and Amber Tamblyn.  This show talks about reframing what we know about Marilyn. The talking heads are mostly actors, and I question their knowledge about … Continue reading

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Adele One Night Only (2021) Rated NR

 A primetime special where Adele gives a concert with some of her new material and clips of an interview with Oprah. Starring Adele, Oprah Winfrey, and James Corden.  I’ll start this review with a statement that this is my opinion … Continue reading

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Hillary (PBS) Rated NR

 The biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, who grew up in a strict family but set his own path to climb mountains. Starring Andrew Munro, Dean O’Gorman, and Amy Usherwood.  The first episode is confusing as it jumps around the timeframe … Continue reading

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