Big Eyes

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In a rather radical departure from his last few very edgy movies acclaimed director Tim Burton has opted to make a biopic about Walter Keane the infamous plagiarist who in the 1950’s claimed that his wife’s populist art was his own work. It’s a colorful lightweight drama that never gets dark even when Keane’s trickery … Continue reading



Grace of Monaco

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This story of the beautiful Oscar Winning movie star who swapped being Hollywood royalty for her own real life Prince Charming who swept her off her feet, starts almost at the beginning.  Its the final day on the Set of ‘High Society’ the last movie that Grace Kelly will ever make, and the very next day … Continue reading



I Saw The Light

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There is only one good reason (well, maybe two) to sit through the long drawn out and rather tedious biopic of the very short life of singer/songwriter Hank Williams, and that is because of its star Tim Hiddleston. He puts in a powerhouse of a performance and is nothing less than magnetic in this overly long … Continue reading



Joy

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There is more than a touch of irony that the heroine of David O Russell’s new movie is called Joy as we can see right from the off, that her rather miserable life is far from joyous.  It is based on the true life story of Joy Mangano a divorced Long Island single mother who … Continue reading



Low Down

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The renowned jazz musician Joe Albany was the only white pianist to have ever played bepop with the great Charlie Parker.  It was height of the success that Albany achieved but something that is merely hinted at in this new sobering biopic that focuses more on the musician’s struggle with his addiction to alcohol and … Continue reading



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