Judy

Totally didn’t recognise Renee Zellweger in this biopic focus on the latter years of Judy Garland’s life – what a surreal life though… People in the nexus of global adoration can end up leading lives so far detached from “the normal experience” (whatever that is), which Carrie Fisher did an …

Frost/Nixon

Dramatisation of entertainment playboy & lightweight David Frost’s campaign to bring attention to himself for interviewing disgraced former President, Richard Nixon – majestically performed by Michael Sheen and Frank Langella.  Wonderful piece of cinema, in that the performances capture the building and changing of the relationship between the two men, …

Red Joan

Must’ve watched this one when I was getting snoozy, because while I remember the role, I don’t recall a great deal about the story. Not that it really matters – I’d watch Judi Dench reading a tax ledger.

Tolkien

Being a biopic, it’s “based on a true story” – although the Tolkien Family made a statement saying they did not endorse the making of this film – it follows the developmental life of JRR Tolkien, highlighting the formative years culminating in the leadup to starting to write his books.  …

Bohemian Rhapsody

Probably the film of 2018 that got the most people talking – though a necessarily whitewashed version of the truth of it, it was a nonetheless engaging biopic about the formation and career of Queen, centred on the life of Freddie Mercury. The soundtrack has been on high rotation ’round …

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