Category: Docudrama

Star 80 Mariel Hemingway Dorothy Stratten

Star 80 (1983) – A Review

Mariel Hemingway and Eric Roberts in Star 80 Young Dorthy Stratten (Mariel Hemingway ) is the quintessential girl-next-door. She’s pretty, sweet and innocent. She never even had a real boyfriend....

Auto Focus Bob Crane movie

Auto Focus (2002) – A Review

Maria Bello and Greg Kinnear in Auto Focus In the mid-1950’s Bob Crane was an extremely popular radio show host in Los Angeles. He was known as ‘The King of...

Linda Lovelace movie

Lovelace (2013) – A Review

Amanda Seyfried in Lovelace Lovelace is structured in two halves. The first being a lighthearted glitzy romp showing porn icon Linda Lovelace’s (Amanda Seyfried) rise from the innocent girl-next-door into...

My Week With Marilyn Monroe Michelle Williams

My Week With Marilyn (2011) – A Review

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne in My Week With Marilyn Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) is a young man with a dream. He wants to work in the movie business. With...

Saving Mr Banks Tom Hanks Emma Thompson

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) – A Review

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks It’s 1961 and after twenty years of annual requests to an author asking to let him adapt her most famous and...

42 Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson movie

42 (2013) – A Review

Chadwick Boseman in 42 I use the term ‘TV Movie-ish’ quite a bit. This is my simplified way of describing a movie as not being a sophisticated, complex telling of...

Parkland 2013 docudrama Kennedy assassination

Parkland (2013) – A Review

Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder in Parkland The assassination of President Kennedy affected the entire nation. It reverberated through the country and the world. The moment when people heard the...

Behind Candelabra Michael Douglas Matt Damon

Behind The Candelabra (2013) – A Review

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra I had been looking forward to Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace film Behind the Candelabra since first hearing it announced. Not...

Hitchcock Anthony Hopkins Scarlett Johansson

Hitchcock (2012) – A Review

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcok In 1960 Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho rattled the movie-going world out of its safe cinematic slumber. At the time no one seemed to understand why The...

Lincoln Daniel Day Lewis

Lincoln (2012) – A Review

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln Lincoln tells the story of the 16th President struggling to make the Emancipation Proclamation a reality. Fighting an uphill battle trying to get the Thirteenth Amendment...

Moneyball Brad Pitt

Moneyball (2011) – A Review

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in Moneyball “How can you not be romantic about baseball?” As the Oakland Athletic’s begin their 2002 season, general manager Billy Beane faces the realization...

Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren in The Girl

The Girl (2012) – A Review

Toby Jones and Sienna Miller in The Girl Good evening….. If your a movie fan you probably like, if not love Alfred Hitchcock. He’s directed a lot of great movies....

Kings Speech Colin Firth

The King’s Speech (2010) – A Review

The King’s Speech Normally winning the Oscar for Best Picture doesn’t impress me. I view it merely as a popularity contest and whether the winner actually merits the distinction of...