Category Archives: Biography

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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Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal (2018) Rated NR

A documentary on the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth during the social changes of the 60s and 70s. Starring Craig Brown, Anne de Courcy, and Lady Glenconner.  This film documents the life of Princess Margaret, the spare heir. We see … Continue reading

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Citizen Hearst: An American Experience Special (2021) Rated NR

 A chronological telling of William Randolph Hearst’s life and media empire. Starring Peter Krause, Robert Chiles, and Stephen Hearst.  This is a brilliant documentary that exposes how our modern media began, and it’s salacious. It also highlights the politicalness of the times … Continue reading

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O.J. : Made in America (2016) Rated TV-MA

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson while exploring race and celebrity in America. Starring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, and Muhammad Ali. I thought this is an interesting look at how O.J. grew up and how race … Continue reading

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