Category Archives: Biography

Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening (2018) Rated NR

Josephine Baker was born into poverty in Missouri in 1906. She moved to France where she became a dancer and hailed as the Queen of Paris. She joined the French Resistance and became a civil rights activist. Starring Léonie Simaga, … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015) Rated R

The true story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering the child molestations and cover-ups within the Catholic Archdiocese. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams. This film is brilliant. It showcases real journalism, which is something we no longer have. … Continue reading

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Love & Mercy (2014) Rated PG-13

 In the 60s, The Beach Boys’ leader, Brian Wilson, struggles with his mental illness while writing the song, “Love & Mercy.” Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, and Elizabeth Banks. This film bounces back and forth between two periods in Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Rated NR

A documentary follows the life of Miles Davis by interviewing those around him. Starring Carl Lumbly, Miles Davis, and Reginald Petty. This documentary covers the life of Miles Davis and the many talents he had. As with any documentary, you … Continue reading

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Big Miracle (2012) Rated PG

A reporter and his girlfriend try to save a trio of whales stuck in the ice of Alaska. Starring John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney, John Chase, John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, and Ted Danson. I remember following the TV reports about these whales. The … Continue reading

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Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart (2016) Rated TV-PG

The Lifetime film of the life of Toni Braxton. Starring Tiffany Hines, Lex Scott Davis, and Celeste Sully. I was surprised by how bad this film was. I know it was a Lifetime film, but I thought it would have … Continue reading

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Silent Night (2012) Rated NR

A film based on the story behind the Christmas song, Silent Night. A priest in a small Austrian small town is full of ideas and writes a new carol. Starring Carsten Clemens, Markus von Lingen, and Janina Elkin. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne (2020) Rated TV-14

Ozzy Osbourne is the quintessential rock ‘n roller, but there were many lives of Ozzy through his five decades of performing. This show documents his life. Starring Geezer Butler, Ice-T, and Tony Iommi. This show tells the ups and downs of Ozzy Osbourne’s … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter (Epix) Rated TV-MA

It’s been over 50 years since Charles Manson and his followers committed their heinous crimes. This miniseries tells the story of Manson from his childhood through his crimes with interviews from the people who knew him and those that witnessed his … Continue reading

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Just Mercy (2019) Rated PG-13

A civil rights lawyer takes on a case of a condemned man on death row. Based on the book and true story of Bryan Stevenson. Starring Jamie Foxx, Charlie Pye Jr., and Michael Harding. This film isn’t the best written, … Continue reading

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