Bio-pics continue to be a popular genre in film and actors frequently win awards for playing these real-life characters.
Becoming Jane Fact and Fiction
Cassandra Austen burned most of Jane Austen’s letters after Jane’s death. We cannot know the secrets of her heart or the tears of her sufferings, but we can soar with her on the wings of her novels to imagine what her life must have been.
Becoming Jane Review
“What is she doing?” “Writing.” “Can nothing be done about it?” “If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, your horizons must be…widened…by an extraordinary young man.” Jane Austen is Becoming Jane the great author.
Camille Claudel 1915 Film Review
Camille Claudel was a brilliant sculptress whose family committed her to an insane asylum for the last 30 years of her life. Actress Juliette Binoche creates an unforgettable portrait of this tormented artist in Bruno Dumont's film "Camille Claudel 1915."
Charlie Wilson´s War Review
Charlie Wilson drank at ten in the morning, in king´s palaces (or would have if he could have), in hot tubs, at 2 a.m. and any other time possible. He was the U.S. Congressman who, along with a woman and a rogue, made it possible for history to be rewritten in Afghanistan between 1980 and 1989.
Elvis and Nixon Film Review
The unlikely meeting between President Richard Nixon and pop superstar Elvis Presley is creatively re-imagined in this film from director Liza Johnson.
Hannah Arendt Film Review
When the Israelis captured Nazi fugitive Adolph Eichmann in 1960 and charged him with war crimes, philosopher and writer Hannah Arendt felt compelled to witness his trial. This pivotal moment in the life of one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers is re-created in "Hannah Arendt".
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“The Rainbow Nation starts here. Reconciliation starts here. Yes, reconciliation…. Forgiveness starts here, too.” Nelson Mandela changed his country--some say he changed the world--and Afrikaaner Francois Pienaar helped him do it by captaining the reinstated national rugby team, the Springboks.
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