Category Archives: Biography

The Lady in the Van

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writers: Alan Bennett
Stars: Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond, George Fenton, BBC Concert Orchestra
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3722070/

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that's parked in his driveway.

Tumbledown

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Sean Mewshaw
Writers: Sean Mewshaw, Desi van Til, Desiree Van Til
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello, Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2338424/

A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.

My All American

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Angelo Pizzo
Writers: Angelo Pizzo, Jim Dent
Stars: Sarah Bolger, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney, Aaron Eckhart, Alex MacNicoll
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3719896/

Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.

Whitney

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Angela Bassett
Writers: Shem Bitterman
Stars: Yaya DaCosta, Arlen Escarpeta, Yolonda Ross, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Rolston
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750942/

Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

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-2015

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.

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