Category Archives: Biography

The Intouchables (2011) Rated R

When an aristocrat becomes a quadriplegic, he hires a man from the projects to help care for him. Based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou. Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny. This is … Continue reading

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Chasing Mavericks (2012) Rated PG

Jay Moriarity discovers the Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is just down the road from where he lives, so he hires Frosty Hesson to train him. Starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue I rather … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Rated R

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, one of the first conscientious objector who earned Medal of Honor during the Battle of Okinawa. Starring Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Hugo Weaving Hacksaw Ridge highlights the battle where Pfc. Doss earned … Continue reading

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Joseph (1995) Rated NR

The biblical story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Starring Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, Lesley Ann Warren, Monica Bellucci. Both historically accurate and entertaining, I thoroughly enjoyed this version of the story of … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Secret (2016) Rated PG

Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers a stroke, unbeknownst to the world, during the summer of 1953. Based on the book, The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith. Starring Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis, Matthew Macfadyen. As a … Continue reading

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Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Rated PG-13

Two South Africans search for their musical hero, Rodriguez. Starring Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore, Rodriguez,  Craig Bartholomew Strydom, Malik Bendjelloul. In Searching for Sugar Man, a couple of South Africans search for their favorite musician who seems … Continue reading

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Loving (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who challenged the arrest for their marriage in Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. This is not a romantic film.  It … Continue reading

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Argo (2012) Rated R

A CIA agent goes undercover as a Hollywood film producer to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Kyle Chandler, … Continue reading

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Sully (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successful landed a plane in the Hudson River. Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Laura Linney. I believe we are all familiar with the story of the miracle on the Hudson, … Continue reading

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Victoria (PBS) Rated TV-PG

The life of Queen Victoria from her ascension to the throne and  her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Starring Jenna Coleman, Daniela Holtz, Adrian Schiller, Catherine Flemming, Margaret Clunie, Tommy Knight, Anna Wilson-Jones, Eve Myles, Nell Hudson, Ferdinand Kingsley The … Continue reading

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