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Rocketman (2019) Film Review

Although he made his directorial debut in 2011, UK director Dexter Fletcher is making a name for himself as the go-to guy for biopics. His 2016 film Eddie the Eagle focused on the eponymous Olympian and he memorably replaced Bryan Singer

TIFF – LBJ (2016)

No one has ever been sure what to do with Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. He fell between the unforgettable John F. Kennedy and the infamous Richard M. Nixon, a hard place to land. As a Texan Senator he…

TIFF 2016 – Jackie (2016)

Few families have proven as adept at mythmaking as the Kennedys. The early ‘60s were a glorious golden period, a time when Civil Rights finally made the agenda, a US President faced down the USSR and seemed to do ok, and America set out on…

Pasolini (2014)

At least this time he doesn’t have to pretend it’s not a biopic. Welcome to New York, the film that was only “inspired” by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual misadventures still has the threat of a lawsuit hanging over it. Abel Ferrara might…

Leopardi (2014)

A writer’s output is usually far more interesting than their life. Attempting to summon up a biopic for the men and women of letters offers good sport and mixed results. For every Shadowlands there’s a vapid Tolstoy or Beatrix Potter…

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

I have to admit that, despite the acclaim heaped upon it and despite my love for all things featuring Matthew McConaughey lately, I was apprehensive going into my viewing of Dallas Buyers Club. Only knowing that it was based on a true…

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

There are two criticisms that I've seen repeatedly levelled at The Wolf Of Wall Street, the latest movie from Martin Scorsese that continues his successful working relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. The first is that, at three hours, it's…