Biopic

Vice

Vice

How do you watch and enjoy a movie about deplorable people? The Mother Theresa story this ain't. But when you think about it, Vice is hardly alone in having us revel in...
Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

There are movies where the moviemaking overcomes the movie itself. In other words, the script or narrative may be lacking, but the sheer spectacle of the thing makes it...
BlacKkKlamnsman

BlacKkKlansman

It turns out I've seen quite a few Spike Lee movies over the years. The first one was School Daze back in 1988. The second I saw in the theater was Do the Right Thing...
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Am I a bad person for kind of liking this movie? Me, the person who constantly rails against biopics in all their forms? Even after my skewering of the first Steve Jobs...
Snowden

Snowden

I have to admit that I knew fuck-all about Edward Snowden before heading into this movie. I mean, I'd seen the dude on the news and had a general sense of what Snowden...
Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

I'm not sure why my name isn't on the masthead of Straight Outta Compton. I mean, I grew up a mere 20 miles from the heart of where this story took place. I rocked a...
Big Eyes

Big Eyes

I feel like I was a Tim Burton apologist for years. Well, not an apologist per se, but a fan, I guess. I mean, the man had a pretty incredible run starting with Pee-...
Jobs

Jobs

No, this isn't THAT Steve Jobs movie. This is the other one with the dude from Dude, Where's My Car? Yeah, that guy. And while the "good" Steve Jobs movie is written by...
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I want to give full transparency here, as I think my viewing experience might have skewed my thoughts on this film and led me to the false conclusion that it was a complete...
Chapter 27

Chapter 27

This was one of the most painfully bad movies I've seen in quite a while. It's so bad that I think had John Lennon been forced to watch it, he would have begged Mark...
Breach

Breach

Much like Billy Ray's other film, Shattered Glass, Breach feels more like a television movie than a feature film. In fact, the two films have more in common than just...
The Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

I am not generally a fan of biopics. They are generally trite and false and endlessly praise people as if they were saints, when they are in fact anything but. Everyone...
Capote

Capote

Rating:  You whiny biatch! But seriously, why do we need yet another biopic? I'm generally a huge hater when it comes to these feel good portrayals of ...
Jarhead

Jarhead

Rating:  Stuff happens during wartime that nobody is proud of. You have prisoner torture, the wholesale slaughter of entire villages of innocent citi...
Party Monster

Party Monster

Rating:  Oh crap, where do I start with this one? I'm pre-disposed to hating club kids. The whole life of decadence thing just isn't my style. It mak...
A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Rating:  Nothing says "reality" like bending and twisting a "true story" to your will--bending it so it will fit into your narrow little, Hollywood wor...
Quills

Quills

Rating:  Ugh, there is really very little redeeming about this movie. Okay, Geoffrey Rush is a good actor, Kate Winslet's fair, and you get to see he...