April 10, 2021
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Review: Jazz singer biopic is a swing and a miss

By | Mar 9, 2021

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Hollywood’s latest conveyor-belt music biopic is an insulting depiction of one of the finest singers of the swing era.


Review: Heller crafts a darkly delicate film of writing forgery

By | Nov 25, 2018

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is a heist film, but don’t expect any bombs or car chases.


Review: Malek perfectly portrays Freddie Mercury mystique

By | Nov 6, 2018

Like Mercury’s character, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is flawed, yet beautiful.


Review: ‘Blaze’ captures melancholy of country musician

By | Oct 8, 2018

Though “Blaze” is a dramatization of the ’70s musician Blaze Foley’s life, Hawke doesn’t adhere to typical biopic conventions.


Review: ‘Love, Gilda’ captures comedian’s life and laughs

By | Sep 30, 2018

D’Apolito cleverly intercuts Radner’s childhood photos and videos with celebrity readings of diary entries, showing Radner’s impact on comedians today.


Review: Netflix captures comedy magazine’s character

By | Feb 6, 2018

“A Futile and Stupid Gesture” is not a typical biopic. Instead, it’s a love letter to Doug Kenney and the National Lampoon.


Review: True origin story is a wonderful and difficult film

By | Oct 17, 2017

This film challenges its audience to understand and empathize with a love story that might make them uncomfortable.