Posts Tagged ‘biopic’

New to View: Sept. 5

The Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez On Me," Oprah Winfrey's adaptation of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," & "My Cousin Rachel" lead this week's releases.
Howard Stern plays himself in "Private Parts," a 1997 Paramount Pictures biopic about his life and career.

Class of 1997: Private Parts

The Howard Stern biopic expertly straggles hagiography and hogwash while hinting at why the controversial media titan remains fascinating.

Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in "Hidden Figures," a 20th Century Fox release.

Hidden Figures

"Hidden Figures" earns its inspiration by understanding the hard-fought ways in which cultural perseverance factors into equations larger than any of us.
Natalie Portman portrays Jacqueline Kennedy in "Jackie," a 2016 Fox Searchlight Pictures release directed by Pablo Larraín.


The best Kennedy film in 25 years fuels no conspiratorial fires but suggests our collective complicit collusion in stoking embers of the "rosy" Camelot era.

Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a boy lost thousands of miles from home in India


The true story of an Indian boy stranded 1,600 miles from home is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb) and Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) kiss among the garbage in Alex Cox's 1986 film "Sid and Nancy."

Class of 1986: ‘Sid and Nancy’

Not quite the imperfect perfection in which punk music so often traffics, but a film of appropriately piercing volume and knotty shape.

Deepwater Horizon

A multimillion-dollar movie about mistakes made to hold onto one-millionth of a profit percentage, but it mostly finds value in the right places.

Margot Robbie is working on a deal to be A.A. Milne’s better half

First, Margot Robbie went to Gotham. Now, she could be going to the 100 acre wood. Margot Robbie is working on a deal to be A.A. Milne’s better half, Daphne, for a biopic that has been named “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” A.A. Milne is the man who came up with the world’s favorite bear, Winnie The […]