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Entebbe (2018)

Posted by Gui on May 11, 2018

Review 107min Genre:     Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:  José Padilha Cast:       Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan…and more Writer:    Gregory Burke -Synopsis- In the summer of 1976, two Palestinian extremists and two German ones hijack a plane and take the passengers hostage, forcing it to land in Idi Amin’s Uganda in a bid to further their […]

Stronger (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on December 1, 2017

Review 119min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    David Gordon Green Cast:         Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson…more Writers:     John Pollono, Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter -Synopsis- Caught up in the devastation of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, a young man struggles to physically and emotionally recover from his ordeal while becoming an unsuspecting symbol of […]

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Posted by Gui on November 30, 2017

Review 103min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:    James Franco Cast:         James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie…and more Writers:     Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber and Greg Sestero -Synopsis- When an aspiring young actor meets an older mysterious wannabe thespian, they join forces and head to tinseltown to follow their dreams of stardom, but when Hollywood rejection […]

Battle of the Sexes (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 20, 2017

Review 121min Genre:     Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:  Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Cast:       Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough…and more Writer:    Simon Beaufoy -Synopsis- A light-hearted story of the struggle for equal rights in professional tennis, set against the backdrop of the media circus surrounding the exhibition match between legendary women’s world number one Billie […]

Breathe (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2017

Review 117min Genre:     Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:  Andy Serkis Cast:       Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander…and more Writer:    William Nicholson -Synopsis- When adventurous British soul Robin Cavendish is struck down and paralysed by polio while in Africa, he relies on his loyal and determined wife Diana to not only survive but truly live, becoming a […]

American Made (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 29, 2017

Review 115min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Doug Liman Cast:         Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright…and more Writer:      Gary Spinelli -Synopsis- Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity) directs and Tom Cruise stars in a biographical drama based on the life of the infamous Barry Seal; an American pilot and CIA stooge turned Colombian drug cartel […]

Detroit (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 24, 2017

Review 143min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Kathryn Bigelow Cast:         John Boyega, Algee Smith, Will Poulter…and more Writer:      Mark Boal -Synopsis- With tensions running high between the people and the authorities of Detroit in 1967, a police raid sparks an all-out uprising and borderline race riot as the disparate citizens of the city endure five […]

The Odyssey (2016) (French and English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 18, 2017

Review 122min Genre:      Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director:   Jérôme Salle Cast:        Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou…and more Writers:    Jérôme Salle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Albert Falco… and more -Synopsis- A biographical drama about the life and times of legendary French filmmaker, pioneer and oceanic explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau—from his self-centred ambition to conquer the seas to his duty […]

Hampstead (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 23, 2017

Review 102min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:   Joel Hopkins Cast:        Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton, James Norton…and more Writer:     Robert Festinger -Synopsis- An American widow in London forms an unexpected connection with a man living wild and in a makeshift shack on Hampstead heath, as they take on the property developers intent on evicting him […]

The Lost City of Z (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 26, 2017

Review 141min Genre:       Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director:    James Gray Cast:         Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson…and more Writers:     James Gray and David Grann -Synopsis- Charlie Hunnam stars in an period adventure adapted from David Grann’s book and based on the real life exploits of intrepid British early 20th century explorer Lt. Colonel Percival Fawcett—who mysteriously […]

Hidden Figures (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 19, 2017

Review 127min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Theodore Melfi Cast:        Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe…and more Writers:    Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi and Margot Lee Shetterly -Synopsis- A biographical drama centred around the important but overlooked role of African-American women in the early US space program during the 1960s, including the work and struggles of […]

The Founder (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 18, 2017

Review 115min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   John Lee Hancock Cast:        Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch…and more Writer:     Robert D. Siegel -Synopsis- A biographical drama about the humble origins of the McDonald’s walk-in burger joint and its self-declared ‘founder’ Ray Kroc, chronicling his determined and ruthless journey from milkshake machine salesman in 1950s USA […]

Loving (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 31, 2017

Review 123min Genre:         Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:      Jeff Nichols Cast:           Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton…and more Writer:        Jeff Nichols -Synopsis- In late 1950s rural Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving draw the ire of the local authorities for having the temerity to get married and live as an unassuming interracial couple. But after being charged […]

Jackie (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 20, 2017

Review 100min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Pablo Larraín Cast:         Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup…and more Writer:      Noah Oppenheim -Synopsis- Natalie Portman stars as former American first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of the JFK assassination, struggling to keep her family together while protecting the legacy of her late husband in this biographical drama […]

Bleed for This (2016)

Posted by Gui on December 2, 2016

Review 117min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Ben Younger Cast:        Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Ciarán Hinds…and more Writers:    Ben Younger, Angelo Pizzo  and Pippa Bianco -Synopsis- Miles Teller stars in a biographical drama about the life of “The Pazmanian Devil” Vinny Pazienza; self-styled, ferocious East Coast American boxer and former Lightweight and Middleweight world champion, who […]

Sully: Miracle On The Hudson (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 30, 2016

Review 96min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Clint Eastwood Cast:        Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney…and more Writers:    Todd Komarnicki, Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow -Synopsis- Clint Eastwood directs and Tom Hanks stars in a biographical drama about one fateful event in the life of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger; the veteran US Airways pilot who saved 155 […]

Lion (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 18, 2016

129min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Garth Davis Cast:        Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman…and more Writers:    Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose, Luke Davies -Synopsis- Biographical drama based on the true story of Saroo Brierley; a poor 5-year-old Indian boy who was separated from his family and became one of India’s many street children a thousand miles […]

The Birth of a Nation (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 12, 2016

120min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Nate Parker Cast:        Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King…and more Writers:    Nate Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin -Synopsis- Nate Parker writes, directs and stars in a biographical drama about the life of Nat Turner; an early 19th century slave and preacher in the antebellum south, who led a violent […]

Christine (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2016

115min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Antonio Campos Cast:         Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall…and more Writer:      Craig Shilowich -Synopsis- Rebecca Hall stars in a biographical drama about the final days of Christine Chubbuck; a Florida local news reporter whose psychological issues and personality traits conspired with a deep-seated resentment about her work, driving her […]

A United Kingdom (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 5, 2016

111min Genre:     Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:  Amma Asante Cast:       David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport…and more Writer:    Guy Hibbert -Synopsis- Amma Asante directs a biographical drama based on the true story of Prince and future first president Seretse Khama of Botswana and his controversial interracial relationship with his white British wife Ruth Williams, an early […]

Free State of Jones (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 29, 2016

Review 140min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Gary Ross Cast:         Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali… Writers:     Leonard Hartman and Gary Ross -Synopsis- Biographical drama set during the American civil war starring Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight; a southern army soldier-turned-deserter who formed a small army and free society of fellow confederate deserters and runaway slaves, […]

The Infiltrator (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 17, 2016

Review 127min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Brad Furman Cast:         Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger…and more Writers:     Robert Mazur and Ellen Sue Brown -Synopsis- Crime drama set around Miami during the 1980s Reagan “War-on-Drugs” and based on a true story, starring Bryan Cranston as a U.S. government agent who goes undercover to break Colombian […]

War Dogs (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 27, 2016

Review 114min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War Director:    Todd Phillips Cast:         Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas…and more Writers:     Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic… and more -Synopsis- Outlandish comedy/drama from the director of ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Starsky & Hutch’; based on a true story of how young stoners from Miami became perhaps […]

Hacksaw Ridge Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on July 28, 2016

Mel Gibson returns to the directorial chair after 10 years for a biographical drama about Desmond Doss; a World War II hero, Seventh-day Adventist and combat medic who refused to carry a weapon or kill, only to become the first conscientious objector in U.S. Army history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Directed by […]

Loving Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on July 13, 2016

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star in a story about an interracial couple’s struggle for their civil rights after being charged with violating a “Racial Integrity” act in the segregated 1950s American south, a biographical drama from writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud), based on a true story. Directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Joel […]

Race (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 1, 2016

Review 135min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Stephen Hopkins Cast:        Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons…and more Writers:    Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse -Synopsis- Biographical drama about legendary Olympic athlete Jesse Owens’s struggles against the odds as a black man in deeply segregated America, striving for glory before the eyes of the world against the “master […]

I Saw the Light (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 8, 2016

Review 124min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Marc Abraham Cast:        Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones…and more Writers:    Marc Abraham, Colin Escott -Synopsis- Tom Hiddleston stars in a musical biopic chronicling the life and times of Country & Western music legend Hank Williams, from his prodigious talent and rise to fame, to the struggles with his […]

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 7, 2016

Review 110min Genre:      Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:   Stephen Frears Cast:        Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg…and more Writer:     Nicholas Martin -Synopsis- Meryl Streep stars in a comedy/drama based on the remarkable true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an early 20th century New York heiress and socialite who became an opera singer despite having a voice […]

Miles Ahead (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 23, 2016

Review 100min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Don Cheadle Cast:        Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi…and more Writers:    Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle, Stephen J. Rivele… more -Synopsis- Don Cheadle writes, directs and stars in his unique cinematic portrait of jazz trumpeter and music giant Miles Davis, a stylized biographical drama about a difficult and complicated genius […]

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer

Posted by Gui on February 18, 2016

Comedy/drama adaptation of the remarkable true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an early 20th century New York heiress and socialite who became an opera singer despite having a voice that was so bad it became the stuff of legend. Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg among others. Genre: […]

Spotlight (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 28, 2016

Review 129min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Tom McCarthy Cast:        Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams…and more Writers:    Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy -Synopsis- An all-star cast features in writer/director Tom McCarthy’s journalistic drama chronicling the true story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering of a local priest child abuse scandal which rocked the Catholic church to […]

The 33 (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2016

Review 127min Genre:    Fact-based, Drama Director: Patricia Riggen Cast:      Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche , Rodrigo Santoro…more Writers:  Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten , Michael Thomas…and more -Synopsis- Big-screen dramatization of the real Chilean mining collapse of 2010 where 33 miners were trapped for over 2 months, while government officials and engineers from around the world struggled […]

Joy (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 31, 2015

Review 124min Genre:    Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director: David O. Russell Cast:      Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper…and more Writers:  David O. Russell and Annie Mumolo -Synopsis- Jennifer Lawrence is reunited with director David O. Russell in a semi-biographical comedy/drama based on Joy Mangano and her journey from struggling New York single mom to entrepreneur, […]

Bridge of Spies (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 22, 2015

Review 141min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Steven Spielberg Cast:        Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd…and more Writers:    Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen -Synopsis- Tom Hanks stars as American lawyer James B. Donovan, who in the late 1950s was tasked with defending a Soviet spy in a US court only to then negotiate an exchange […]

Steve Jobs (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 14, 2015

Review 122min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Danny Boyle Cast:        Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen…and more Writers:    Aaron Sorkin and Walter Isaacson -Synopsis- Based on the bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson and written & directed by Academy award winners Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle respectively, Michael Fassbender stars as the late Apple Inc. CEO and […]

Black Mass (2015)- BFI London Film Festival 2015

Posted by Gui on October 14, 2015

Review 122min Genre:    Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director: Scott Cooper Cast:      Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch…more Writers:  Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth , Dick Lehr… and more Johnny Depp stars as notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, whose position as an FBI informant and brother of a Massachusetts state senator gave him virtual carte blanche to […]

Everest (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 18, 2015

Review 121min Genre:    Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director: Baltasar Kormákur Cast:      Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal…and more Writers:  William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy Harrowing true story about the exploits of a climbing expedition as they struggle to reach the mighty Everest peak only to be hit by a devastating blizzard which leaves them fighting for […]

Top 10 Movie Biopics

Posted by Gui on March 19, 2015

The ubiquitous “Biopic” genre has provided us with some of the greatest movies ever made, a tricky film style to get right as directors try to balance historical accuracy with dramatic content while somehow not putting across a predictable story arc. We give you our picks for the Top 10 biographical films based on the […]

American Sniper (2015) (English Lang.)

Posted by Gui on January 16, 2015

132min Genre:      Fact-based, Action, Drama, War Director:   Clint Eastwood Cast:        Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman…and more Writers:    Jason Hall, Chris Kyle, James Defelice… more Clint Eastwood directs and Bradley Cooper stars in a dramatization of the autobiography of US Navy Seal Chief Chris Kyle who is considered the US Army’s most lethal marksman ever […]

Wild (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2015

115min Genre:      Drama, Fact-based Director:   Jean-Marc Vallée Cast:        Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski …and more Writers:    Nick Hornby & Cheryl Strayed Reese Witherspoon stars in this real-life account of a young woman on a downward spiral due to a tragic event in her life, who hikes 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone […]