Posts Tagged ‘Biography’

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Selma, a Flashback to a Landmark for Equal Rights (Film Review)

  Bold, poignant and triumphant, the movie Selma shows the determination of a leader who guides his devoted followers to equal rights. Not just for them, but all races who have been denied the right to choose the leader of this country. Teeming with a core of fine actors under the direction of Ava DuVernay, […]

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Beloved Sisters, a Stunning Tableau with a Captivating Story (Foreign Film Review)

  Based on true facts the gorgeous period piece Beloved Sisters provides a sweeping canvas of romance and aristocratic life during the late 1700s Germany. The light drama delves into a period in the life of poet Friedrich Schiller who became enamored with the Lengefeld sisters that lived Germany’s upper class. If you like to indulge in long nicely […]


Foxcatcher, a Mindboggling Drama (Film Review)

  If you want to get the most out of the movie Foxcatcher beyond the amazing acting by Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo refrain from reading up on the true story. This is not a comedy or an ordinary sports story about being the best, it’s a dramatic event that shocked the world […]


“Kill the Messenger” Poignant and Provocative (Film Review)

  Sometimes you just want to scream when you witness an appalling injustice. Point of statement, the subject of the true story Kill the Messenger. The movie takes you on a trail that opens old wounds about the American CIA and the tactics used for a means to an end. Very good performances all around, […]

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“Houdini” the Exciting Story of an Escape Artist (Video Review)

  The History Channel’s biography of Houdini is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The exciting drama delivers a fascinating story of the greatest magician and escape artist the world over.  The transfer from Cable to home video is nearly flawless and the extra 20 minutes of story in the extended version adds a nice […]


“The Last Sentence” an Act of Selfless Bravery (Foreign Film Review)

The pen is mightier than the sword as proven in WWII when journalist Torgny Segerstedt stood up against the Nazis. The Swedish film, The Last Sentence, tells the true story of a man who defied Hitler and convinced Sweden’s prime minister to not cave in to the evil Nazi Empire that was taking over Scandinavia. Even […]


“Jersey Boys” A Rocking Good Time (Film Review)

  Creating a blast from the past, Clint Eastwood delivers Jersey Boys the rocking musical that took Broadway by storm.  Creating more of a drama than a song fest, the movie takes the audience from the Four Seasons chaotic beginning to stardom.  Using the lead actor from the original Broadway cast the movie emulates more […]

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