Best of the 2010s: Top Ten Biographical Pictures

Sometimes biopics — or biographical pictures — get a bad rap. Some people think of them merely as Wikipedia entries on the big screen, others think they just exist for studios to promote during awards season — people like to say that biopics are Oscar-bait. But today I want to showcase my ten favorite biographical pictures of the 2010s. I’ll also preface this list by saying that I reserve the right to change this list for the remainder of 2019 in case something new is good enough to make it onto this list. Continue reading “Best of the 2010s: Top Ten Biographical Pictures”

Favorite Thespians #7 – Jared Leto

Leto Thespian

As always Favorite Thespians contains three separate sections: one section on the first film I saw the thespian in (“On My Radar”), another section on 5 films you need to see to know the thespian (now retitled as “Watchlist”), and a section on my favorite performance from him/her. This month I’m focusing on a guy who isn’t just one of my favorite actors, but is also one of my favorite musical artists: Jared Leto. Continue reading “Favorite Thespians #7 – Jared Leto”

REVIEW: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club — Focus Features
  • Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée.
  • Written by: Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack.

Academy Award-nominated movies tend to arrive in Denmark very late, sadly. Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club, which was nominated for six Oscars, didn’t open in Denmark until February of 2014. Nevertheless, when I finally got the chance to see the film at a so-called ‘early showing,’ I was very excited and had high expectations for the film. Thankfully, the film did live up to my expectations, but I was surprised by how clueless some of my fellow theatergoers were. Continue reading “REVIEW: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)”