Category Archives: Biography

Confronting A Serial Killer (Starz) Rated TV-MA

This documentary follows the relationship between author Jillian Lauren and serial killer Sam Little. Starring Jillian Lauren, Alena Acker, and Jerome Fontenette. This series leans more to the author’s side than actually listening to Little’s crimes. We tend to hear … Continue reading

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The Big Short (2015) Rated R

In 2006, a group of investors bet against the mortgage market, and while researching, they discover how corrupt the market really is. Starring Ryan Gosling, Rudy Eisenzopf, and Casey Groves. This film covers a topic that is not understandable for … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (2015) Rated R

This film goes behind the scenes of three different product launches and focuses on the man behind the digital revolution, Steve Jobs. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and Seth Rogen. This film doesn’t dive into the life of Jobs; it … Continue reading

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My Grandparents’ War (PBS) Rated NR

  Actors learn about the life and death decisions that their grandparents made during World War 2. Starring Caroline Catz, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mark Rylance. British actors learn what their grandparents did during the Second World War. Each one … Continue reading

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Finding Neverland (2004) Rated PG

  The story of J.M. Barrie and his friendship with a family that inspired Peter Pan. Starring Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Julie Christie. This film brings to life the events and lives that inspired Peter Pan. Barrie is wonderfully … Continue reading

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Genius Aretha (NatGeo) Rated TV-14

Aretha Franklin’s relationship between her father, her marriage, and her music career are depicted. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Malcolm Barrett, and Patrice Covington. This series is touted as the best of the Genius anthology, but I hate to say it – … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods (2015) Rated R

After twenty years living in England, Bill Bryson comes home and decides to hike the Appalachian Trail with his best friend, Stephen Katz. Based on the book by Bill Bryson. Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. A Walk … Continue reading

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Lincoln: Divided We Stand (CNN) Rated NR

This miniseries looks at the life and journey of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Starring Sterling K. Brown, Conan O’Brien, and Anthony Carvello. I was a little bit nervous about how CNN was going to portray Pres. Lincoln. Will they … Continue reading

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Truth (2015) Rated R

The film tells the story of the 2004 60 Minutes report that investigated President George W. Bush’s military service and the criticism against the anchor Dan Rather, producer Mary Mapes, and their careers. Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and Topher Grace. … Continue reading

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Trumbo (2015) Rated R

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was one of the top screenwriters until he and other artists were blacklisted for their political beliefs. Starring Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and David Maldonado. This film tells the story of Trumbo, a screenwriter in Hollywood … Continue reading

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