Biopics are a tricky thing to get right. Veer towards hagiography and there’s little point in telling the story. But go warts-and-all and the risk of alienating fans and losing any official access to the subject’s life story could be commercially damaging. 527 more words
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My Oscar season watching continued last night with Get on Up, the biopic based around the life of James Brown. Following him from his impoverished childhood, to his rise to mega stardom and legendary status, this film is full to the brim with kinetic energy, leaving any audience member tapping their feet at the very least. 298 more words
Frances Winston reviews this biopic, and feels that you get a sense of the man, but not the musician.
Directed by: Tate Taylor – Starring:Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Keith Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James… 636 more words
Introduction: Some comedies touch the heart, while others stimulate the mind. Most aim to amuse, a few to enlighten. But only one features Jeff Daniels unloading into a toilet for two-minutes straight after drinking a bottle of laxative. 58 more words