Posts Tagged ‘biopic’
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 […]
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop, in "Joy," a 2015 Twentieth Century Fox biopic loosely based on her life and co-written and directed by David O. Russell.


Even as it gets stuck between stations, “Joy” is an engaging — and, at the right moments, enraging — tale of both perseverance and the psychology of purchasing.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit in Tri-Star Pictures' "The Walk" — director Robert Zemeckis's 3-D depiction of Petit's legendary walk between the World Trade Center towers.

The Walk

Although cartoonish qualities sometimes belie its confidence, “The Walk” stands solidly on its own as a thoughtful, crowd-pleasing complement to “Man on Wire.”
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as expedition group leader Scott Fischer in "Everest," an adventure drama based on true events and directed by Baltasar Kormakur.


A technically magnificent, frighteningly immersive and solidly acted drama about the irresistible force of commerce meeting Mother Nature's immovable object.

The rise and fall of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. is chronicled in "Straight Outta Compton," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by F. Gary Gray.

ReelBob: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

It evokes a driving, constant beat that will keep you invested in the music and especially in the quintet of artists who rode it into a nation’s consciousness.

Tom Hiddleston takes on the role of Hank Williams

First, Tom Hiddleston was a super villain. Now, he’s a country music superstar! Tom Hiddleston takes on the role of Hank Williams for his biopic, “I Saw The Light.” The movie will go through Hank’s climb to fame, heartbreaking personal life. Hank was 29 when his his heart stopped due to complications from his alcohol and prescription drug […]