Tagged with biopic

[Review] The Founder (2016)

[Review] The Founder (2016)

Based on a true story films are tricky, there is always that fine line between what you can show and tell and how to make it compelling enough to hold your audiences attention. Some take liberties with the truth and others try to stay on track and not take too many liberties. Truth is certainly … Continue reading

[Video Reviews] Snowden (2016) and Pete’s Dragon (2016) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Reviews] Snowden (2016) and Pete’s Dragon (2016) by Bede Jermyn

SNOWDEN (2016) Dir: Oliver Stone Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage. IMDb Synopsis: The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands … Continue reading

[Video Reviews] Eddie The Eagle (2016) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Reviews] Eddie The Eagle (2016) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) by Bede Jermyn

EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016) Dir: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben. IMDb Synopsis: The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. My rating: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016) Dir: Kirk Jones Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian … Continue reading

[Video Reviews] Trumbo (2015) and Risen (2016) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Reviews] Trumbo (2015) and Risen (2016) by Bede Jermyn

TRUMBO (2015) Dir: Jay Roach Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan Tudyk, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Dean O’Gorman, David James Elliott, Roger Bart, Stephen Root. IMDb Synopsis: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. My rating: RISEN (2016) Dir: Kevin Reynolds Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter … Continue reading

[Video Reviews] Steve Jobs (2015) and The Choice (2016) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Reviews] Steve Jobs (2015) and The Choice (2016) by Bede Jermyn

STEVE JOBS (2015) Dir: Danny Boyle Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterson, Sarah Snook. IMDb Synopsis: Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of … Continue reading

[Video Review] The Program (2015) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Review] The Program (2015) by Bede Jermyn

Dir: Stephen Frears Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Denis Ménochet, Dustin Hoffman. IMDb Synopsis: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong. My rating: – Bede Jermyn

[Video Review] Love & Mercy (2014) by Bede Jermyn

[Video Review] Love & Mercy (2014) by Bede Jermyn

Dir: Bill Pohlad Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Jake Able, Bill Camp, Brett Davern, Kenny Wormald. IMDb Synopsis: In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of … Continue reading