Friday, August 19, 2022

Tag: Biography

Enfant Terrible (2020)*

Title: Enfant Terrible
Rating: NR
Directed by: Oskar Roehler
Written by: Klaus Richter and Oskar Roehler
Starring: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Jochen Schropp, Erdal Yildiz, Markus Hering, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, André Hennicke, Christian Berkel, Eva Mattes, and Alexander Scheer
Release Date: 10/1/2020
Running Time: 134 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The life and the impact of iconic German New Wave director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Above Suspicion (2019)

Title: Above Suspicion
Rating: R
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Written by: Chris Gerolmo
Based on the book by: Joe Sharkey
Starring: Jack Huston, Emilia Clarke, and Johnny Knoxville
Release Date: 5/7/2021
Running Time: 104 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The story that lead to the first conviction for murder of an FBI agent.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The credits start over an old television playing an interview with the real Mark Putnam.

Memoriam: In loving memory
Rick Clarke


Percy Vs Goliath (2020)

Title: Percy Vs Goliath
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Clark Johnson
Written by: Garfield Lindsay Miller and Hilary Pryor
Starring: Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, and Zach Braff
Release Date: 4/30/2021
Running Time: 99 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In loving memory of Joel Burch 1979 – 2019


City of Lies (2018)

Title: City of Lies
Rating: R
Directed by: Brad Furman
Written by: Christian Contreras
Based on the book by: Randall Sullivan
Starring: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, and Toby Huss
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Running Time: 112 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memoriam
Lester Mathews


Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021)*

Title: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Rating: R
Directed by: R.J. Cutler
Written by: R.J. Cutler
Starring: Katy Perry, Finneas O’Connell, and Billie Eilish
Release Date: 2/26/2021
Running Time: 140 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

An intimate look at the singer-songwriter’s journey, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home, while creating her debut album.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Frank and Tony for this submission


United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)*

Title: The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Rating: NR
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Written by: Suzan-Lori Parks
Based on the book by: Johann Hari
Starring: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, and Garrett Hedlund
Release Date: 2/26/2021
Running Time: 140 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Memoriam: In loving memory of
Charles Gregory Ross

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Title: Judas and the Black Messiah
Rating: R
Directed by: Shaka King
Written by: Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, and Keith Lucas
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Martin Sheen, Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Dominique Thorne, Amari Cheatom, Caleb Eberhardt, and Lil Rel Howery
Release Date: 2/12/2021
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Son of the South (2020)*

Title: Son of the South
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Barry Alexander Brown
Written by: Barry Alexander Brown
Based on the book by: Constance Curry
Starring: Lucas Till, Lex Scott Davis, Lucy Hale, Jake Abel, Shamier Anderson, Ludi Lin, Dexter Darden, Sienna Guillory, Chaka Forman, Michael C Manning, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Sharonne Lanier, Julia Ormond, Brian Dennehy, and Cedric the Entertainer
Release Date: 2/5/2021
Running Time: 105 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

A grandson of a Klansman comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: This film is dedicated to Bob’s Friend and Mentor
John Robert Lewis
1940 – 2020

Memoriam: The filmmakers wish to honor the memory of Dr. Maya Angelou and thank her for being an early supporter of Son of The South.


King’s Speech, The (2010)

Title: The King’s Speech
Rating: R
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Written by: David Seidler
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter
Release Date: 12/25/2010
Running Time: 118 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: The director thanks his parents. Meredith and Richard Hooper, for their involvement in the making of this film. He dedicates “The King’s Speech” to the memory of his architect grandfather, Edwin Morris Hooper, a navigator in Bomber Command, killed on active service 16 February 1942, aged thirty years.”

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Last Call (2020)

Title: Last Call
Rating: NR
Directed by: Steven Bernstein
Written by: Steven Bernstein
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Rodrigo Santoro, Romola Garai, Tony Hale, Zosia Mamet, Philip Ettinger, and John Malkovich
Release Date: 11/25/2020
Running Time: 101 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The last days of the poet Dylan Thomas as he dreams and drinks.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Sam for this submission


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