biopic


V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
“Hey, baby. Wanna hear my theory on space-time singularities as they relate to non-rotating black holes?”

Film Review

The Theory of Everything

Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic

Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
“Needs more explosions.”

Film Review

Hitchcock

Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren make a bloody good couple in cozy biopic

Iconic British director Alfred Hitchcock gets the biographical movie treatment courtesy of iconic British actor Anthony Hopkins in the appropriately titled Hitchcock.
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011
“We are so ver’ French. Even zee dog, ’e smoke.”

Film Review

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

French comic book artist pays cinematic tribute to a life lasciviously lived

Oh-so-French icon-cum-iconoclast Serge Gainsbourg finally gets the biopic he so richly deserves courtesy of French comic book artist Joann Sfar. Despite Gainsbourg’s legendary status in his native France, his celluloid enshrinement lags behind that of fellow singer Édith Piaf (played by Marion Cotillard in 2007’s La Vie En Rose).

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V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010
“I hope you’re not planning on using the old ‘we’ve run out of gas’ routine. This is, after all, a horse-drawn carriage.”

Film Review

The Last Station

Period biopic mixes the lusty with the literary

Late in life (in his 70s), widely famed Russian novelist Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (known to his friends as “Leo Baby”) turned his attentions away from fiction and dabbled in the creation of a number of utopian communes. These live/work communes were based on Tolstoy’s own particular philosophy—one that espoused nonviolence, the abolition of private property, a strict vegetarian diet and an adherence to the principals of celibacy. (Yeah, sorry, Leo Baby, but you lost me on that last one.) Though the Tolstoyan Movement didn’t last very long, it allegedly influenced the thinking of such latter spiritual leaders as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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