Category Archives: Biography

Blue Caprice (2013) Rated R

A boy is drawn to America and a dangerous father figure, inspired by the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Starring Tequan Richmond, April Yvette Thompson, and Isaiah Washington. This film tells the story of Lee Malvo and John Allen Muhammad, how they met, how … Continue reading

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Phil Spector (2013) Rated TV-MA

A film that centers on the relationship between Phil Spector and his lawyer, Linda Kenney Baden, during the trial of the murder of Lana Clarkson. Starring Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, and Jeffrey Tambor. It’s not the best film based on a true … Continue reading

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Nine Days That Changed the World (2010) Rated NR

A documentary of the role that Pope John Paul II had in the fall of Communism in Europe and the rise of the labor union, Solidarity. Starring Callista Gingrich, Newt Gingrich, and Pope John Paul II. This documentary follows the forgotten … Continue reading

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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Rated PG-13

When the war ends, the battle begins. When Louis Zamperini comes home from the war, he meets, falls in love with, and marries his love. The battle begins – the guilt and PTSD from the war take a toll on … Continue reading

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Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018) Rated TV-14

A docuseries that looks at the Jonestown Massacre 40 years later. Starring Jason John Cicalese, Matt Zako, and Jack Schrader. This is an amazing documentary on the history of the people’s temple and the culmination of the murders that happened in Jonestown. … Continue reading

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Rated R

In 1985, when Ron Woodroof is diagnosed with AIDS, he discovers that he’ll have to buck the system to get the drugs he needs for himself as well as others who are diagnosed with the disease. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, … Continue reading

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Blackkklansman (2018) Rated R

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, CO, infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a fellow officer who happens to be Jewish. Based on real events in the book  Black Klansman: Race, Hate, … Continue reading

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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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