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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 […]

I, Tonya (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 20, 2018

Review 120min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:    Craig Gillespie Cast:         Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney…and more Writer:      Steven Rogers -Synopsis- Fuelled by resentment and a difficult upbringing dominated by a hyper-critical mother, combative American figure skater Tonya Harding rises through the ranks of competitive global ice skating in the early 90s, only to have […]

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 […]

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 10, 2017

Review 105min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:    Paul McGuigan Cast:         Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters…and more Writers:     Matt Greenhalgh and Peter Turner -Synopsis- After an unlikely ocean-spanning, 1970s whirlwind romance between young British actor Peter Turner and ageing ‘Golden Era’ screen siren Gloria Grahame ends, a tender relationship is rekindled on the streets of […]

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 […]

England Is Mine (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 6, 2017

Review 94min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Mark Gill Cast:         Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Simone Kirby…and more Writers:     Mark Gill and William Thacker -Synopsis- Critical of the local music scene and disenchanted with Britain in the late 70s, a young Lancashire lad channels his writing talents and a grating personality into revolutionising popular music, as […]

Dunkirk (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 22, 2017

Review 106min Genre:     Fact-based, Action, Drama, War Director:  Christopher Nolan Cast:       Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance…and more Writer:    Christopher Nolan -Synopsis- In the summer of 1940 and with Britain on the brink of military catastrophe, nearly 400,000 British and allied soldiers stand cut-off and surrounded by the German army on the northern French coast, […]

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 […]

Churchill (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 18, 2017

Review 105min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, War Director:   Jonathan Teplitzky Cast:        Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery…and more Writer:     Alex von Tunzelmann -Synopsis- In the days leading up to D-Day and the Allied invasion of occupied France, British prime minister Winston Churchill clashes with the military brass in his opposition to the Normandy landings, as the […]

The Journey (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 3, 2017

Review 94min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Nick Hamm Cast:         Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore…and more Writer:      Colin Bateman -Synopsis- A road trip drama account of the historical 2006 meeting between the two intractable figures who came to define the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland; Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Féin politico […]

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 23, 2017

Review 127min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Niki Caro Cast:         Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl…and more Writers:     Angela Workman and Diane Ackerman -Synopsis- Based on a remarkable true story and starring Jessica Chastain as the matriarch of a Polish zookeeper family in the late 1940s, who risk their lives and become heroes when they use […]

Neruda (2016) (Spanish Language)

Posted by Gui on April 5, 2017

Review 107min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Pablo Larraín Cast:         Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán…and more Writer:      Guillermo Calderón -Synopsis- Director Pablo Larraín’s unique fictional detective-thriller treatment of the story of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and communist party politician Pablo Neruda, who was persecuted by the government when a right-leaning administration took power […]

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 […]

Patriots Day (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 24, 2017

Review 133min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Thriller Director:    Peter Berg Cast:         Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman…more Writers:     Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer -Synopsis- Mark Wahlberg stars in a dramatisation of the 2013 terrorist attacks on the Boston marathon which killed three people and injured hundreds, and the subsequent state-wide manhunt to find the […]

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 […]

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 139min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, War Director:    Mel Gibson Cast:         Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer…more Writers:     Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight -Synopsis- Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair after a 10 year absence for a biographical drama about Desmond Doss; a World War II hero, Seventh-day Adventist and combat medic who refused to […]

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 […]

Snowden (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 13, 2016

134min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Oliver Stone Cast:         Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans…more Writers:     Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone, Luke Harding… and more -Synopsis- Oliver Stone directs and Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in a biographical drama about former CIA/NSA analyst and infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden; seen as a hero by some and a traitor by others, […]

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 […]

King Cobra (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 9, 2016

91min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Justin Kelly Cast:         Garrett Clayton, James Franco, Christian Slater…and more Writers:     Justin Kelly and D. Madison Savage -Synopsis- A handsome teenager’s cross-country casting trip turns into the start of Gay porn superstardom for “Brent Corrigan”, when he moves in with his middle-aged porn producer; but when the relationship turns […]

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, […]

Imperium (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 21, 2016

Review 109min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    Daniel Ragussis Cast:         Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts…and more Writers:     Michael German and Daniel Ragussis -Synopsis- Based on real events and set in the modern day Washington DC area; Daniel Radcliffe stars as a young FBI agent gone deep undercover as a skinhead to infiltrate a dangerous […]

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 […]

Anthropoid (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 11, 2016

Review 120min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Thriller, War Director:    Sean Ellis Cast:         Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon…and more Writers:     Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin -Synopsis- World War II period thriller based on the events of operation “Anthropoid”; a British SOE plan to use Czechoslovak resistance agents to infiltrate occupied Prague and assassinate Reinhard Heydrich; […]

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 […]

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 25, 2016

Review 86min Genre:      Fact-based, Comedy Director:   Liza Johnson Cast:        Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer…and more Writers:    Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal and Cary Elwes -Synopsis- Amazon studios presents a comedic chronicle of the events leading up to one of the weirdest meetings in White House history, when president Richard Nixon met the “King of Rock […]

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 […]