Category Archives: Biography

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.

Bridge of Spies

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Mark Fichera, Brian Hutchison
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3682448/

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Steve Jobs

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Walter Isaacson
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2080374/

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Joy

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Director: David O. Russell
Writers: David O. Russell, Annie Mumolo
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446980/

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

In the Heart of the Sea

Release 2015

Genre Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Nathaniel Philbrick
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/

A recounting of a whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820 that would inspire the great novel, Moby Dick.

Legend

Release 2015

Genre Adventure, Biography, Crime, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Pearson
Stars: Colin Morgan, Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill, Emily Browning
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3569230/

The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

The Girl King

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Writers: Michel Marc Bouchard
Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birn
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1254322/

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Pawn Sacrifice

Release 2014

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: Steven Knight, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Stars: Robin Weigert, Liev Schreiber, Lily Rabe, Peter Sarsgaard, Tobey Maguire
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596345/

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

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