Category Archives: Biography

Queen of the Desert

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Damian Lewis, James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Jenny Agutter
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837636/

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Freeheld

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Peter Sollett
Writers: Ron Nyswaner
Stars: Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon, Ellen Page, Josh Charles
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1658801/

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Truth

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: James Vanderbilt
Writers: James Vanderbilt, Mary Mapes
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3859076/

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

The Program

Release 2015

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: John Hodge, David Walsh
Stars: Lee Pace, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3083008/

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Life

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Anton Corbijn
Writers: Luke Davies
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher, Kendal Rae, Drew Leger
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948840/

A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

The Big Short

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Adam McKay
Writers: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, Michael Lewis
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rudy Eisenzopf, Casey Groves, Charlie Talbert, Harold Gervais
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/

Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

Trumbo

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Jay Roach
Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Maldonado, John Getz, Diane Lane
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203606/

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Suffragette

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Sarah Gavron
Writers: Abi Morgan
Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Grace Stottor, Geoff Bell, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Lawrence
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3077214/

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

The Danish Girl

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Tom Hooper
Writers: David Ebershoff, Lucinda Coxon
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Tusse Silberg, Adrian Schiller, Amber Heard
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810819/

A fictional love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Spotlight

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Tom McCarthy
Writers: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587/

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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