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A United Kingdom [ Hits:3256 ]
Review: A United Kingdom is an important biographical romance drama. While the international stir caused by Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana happened in the late 1940s, the familial and societal prejudices exposed at that time still echo today. After meeting Ruth Williams in London, the two fell hopelessly in love and decided to get married against the wishes of their families and governments. David Oyelowo played Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma and now Prince Seretse Khama, both inspirational politica...

Chocolat [ Hits:3296 ]
Review: Most people may associate Chocolat with the quaint Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp romance drama released at the turn of the 21st-century about a chocolate shop in a small French village. However, the original "Chocolat" became famous for clowning in Paris at the turn of the 20th-century. Rafael "Chocolat" Padilla became the first black circus artist in France and Chocolat chronicles his rise and fall. Together with George Footit, the pairing revolutionised the art form by concocting a double ...

Sully [ Hits:3375 ]
Review: Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger will be remembered for his heroic efforts in making an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York after his Airbus A320 lost the use of its engines following a bird strike shortly after take-off. The pilot's quick thinking saved many lives and planted a much-needed aviation miracle in the hearts and minds of the people of New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The amazing true story captured the world's imagination as reports flooded in with the g...

Pawn Sacrifice [ Hits:3470 ]
Review: Pawn Sacrifice is a psychological biopic and character study about troubled chess prodigy, Bobby Fischer. Fischer took to chess from an early age, adopting the sport with a swagger and arrogance that would suggest he could go all the way. During the Cold War, it was the Russians, who dominated the chess world. Together with the on-going space race, the game's parallel with intellectual agility, gave the perception that the Russians had the edge on the Americans. On its own, Fischer's story ...

Cobain: Montage of Heck [ Hits:3404 ]
Review: Kurt Cobain is an icon of the '90s. The Nirvana frontman's music lives on... long after his alleged suicide, perpetuated by a strong cult following, conspiracy theories and his enigmatic spirit. Montage of Heck is a documentary that assimilates Cobain's art, writing, vocal recordings and home videos into a raw, honest and intimate biographical music film. Writer-director, Brett Morgen, was fascinated with Pink Floyd's film, The Wall, which blended animation, symbolism and their music into a hau...

Theory of Everything [ Hits:3571 ]
Review: Theory of Everything is a "star-crossed" romance drama and biopic about the relationship between famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, and his wife, Jane. This is a film from James Marsh, the Oscar-winning Man on Wire documentary-maker who also directed IRA thriller, Shadow Dancer. His latest film, Theory of Everything, put him in touch with the Academy Awards again after the film garnered 5 nominations, winning Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne's take on Stephen Hawking. This is a beautifully crafted...

Winnie Mandela [ Hits:3761 ]
Review: Winnie Mandela's life is chronicled in Winnie Mandela, taking us from her childhood through her education, her marriage to Nelson Mandela and the years following her husband's incarceration. Director Darryl Roodt (Yesterday) has delivered a fleeting biopic drama that is sympathetic towards Winnie, portraying her as a disappointment to her father and ultimately a victim of her circumstances. We watch her life unfold from a distance like a highlights reel, tackling some of her bigger moments with...

The Wolf of Wall Street [ Hits:3970 ]
Review: "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." The verse is often misquoted, but seems fitting when you consider the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort, a stock broker whose extraordinary biography became a film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.Money is power and in a world that seems to never have enough of it, Jordan Belfort thrived. Preying on Joe Public's dream of hitting the big time without a lottery ticket was an easy way to amass a fortune, under t...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [ Hits:4273 ]
Review: Nelson Mandela is an extraordinary man, whose life story plays like a political version of The Count of Monte Cristo. He was born into a rural family, educated as a lawyer, discriminated against in his own country, branded a "terrorist" leader, a political prisoner for 27 years, only to be inaugurated as President of South Africa.His autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, chronicles this incredible journey, which was bound to be adapted to film. Anant Singh's mission to adapt Long Walk to Freedom ...

Jobs [ Hits:4204 ]
Review: Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur, a pioneer and a creative genius. This is the iconic Jobs we know from the media, yet we only know half the story. Jobs the biopic drama about the Apple founder is an eye-opening journey, taking the tempestuous Jobs from his days as a hippie in college to his crowning achievements as the creative force associated with the Apple empire. Behind the revered status was a complex man so passionate about his life's work that he was willing to sacrifice relationshi...