Tag: Based on a True Story

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Frida

I thought we’d go out with a bang on our last movie because our Based on a True Story Month has had mixed results – and not one, but two appearances by my least favourite Franco brother. I consider this movie to be the Queen of all biographies, a labour of love (in getting the film made) and a remarkable story rolled into one. … Read More Frida

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I Am Michael

Two James Franco movies in a row? What the hell is going on in the world? Well, I guess it serves me right for messing up Jillian’s first choice and only being able to find a non-subtitled copy, rendering it useless. This was Plan B. I must admit I was attracted to the story and to Zachary Quinto‘s involvement – and this has been … Read More I Am Michael

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True Story

More based on a true story action in the form of this murder mystery starring a man I want to cuddle and a man I want to slap the shit out of. Let’s see if you can tell which is which from my words. True Story (2015) When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken … Read More True Story

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) *Minor spoilers* Things aren’t going great for Lee Israel. Once a lauded writer, her last book – a biography of Estée Lauder – has been a commercial and critical flop. Her agent is avoiding her calls, she’s behind on her rent and she’s just been let go from her job. Struggling to stay afloat and keep her sick … Read More Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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King of Thieves

King of Thieves (2018) With a cast like this, you can always rest assured that you’ll get a good quality movie. Caine and pals very seldom let us down and the old boys’ network is alive and well, thankfully. This movie is fun, sad in places, dramatic in others – and it’s also kind of heart-warming to remember it’s based on a true crime. Seems … Read More King of Thieves

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American Animals

American Animals (2018) *Minor spoilers* I feel like I had to work extra hard to catch this movie in the theater (by going to another one). The Odeon showed it for what felt like ten minutes before pulling it due to lack of interest so I had to seek it out. It was worth it. Based on the true story of four acquaintances who … Read More American Animals