Category Archives: Biography

LIZZIE (2018): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Kim Dickens…

Lizzie (2018), Kristen Stewart
Lizzie (2018), Kristen Stewart

Directed by Craig William Macneill, Lizzie is a new psychological thriller about the  infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny and Kim Dickens star…

Well done, trailer maker! I’m now most excited to see Sevigny do a great job in this role –  Stewart too especially since I’m already thoroughly convinced buy her Irish(?) accent.

Jeff Perry, Jamey Sheridan, Ivylyn Nickel, Denis O’Hare and Fiona Shaw also star.

Lizzie Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US), November 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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BOY ERASED (2018): New Trailer From Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton…

Boy Erased (2018), Joel Edgerton
Boy Erased (2018), Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton is the director and a co-star in Boy Erased, a new drama / biography based on the true story of Jared Conlon, a Baptist preacher’s son who was forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.

Additional key cast includes Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges…

This trailer is beautiful, the cast is brilliant and the story worthwhile. I’m looking forward to this one and more from Edgerton as director.

Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, William Ngo and Jesse LaTourette also star.

Boy Erased Release Dates: November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018): New Trailer From Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates…

On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones
On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones

On The Basis Of Sex is the Mimi Leder directed drama / biography about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG).

Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates, the story focuses of RBG’s struggles for equal rights and all she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

I’m in for the story of a smart and extraordinary woman. There’s also the courtroom action / dialogue to look forward to, as well as the pleasant surprise that is the cast and costume. I love everything Jones is dressed in in this trailer.

On The Basis Of Sex Release Dates: December 25th, 2018 (US); February 8th, 2019 (US)…

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Gemma Chan…

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan
Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan

From director Josie Rourke, Mary Queen Of Scots is a new historical drama about the relationship between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and her cousin Mary Stuart.

Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie,  Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn and Gemma Chan star…

First of all, isn’t it special and interesting that two Australian actors have had the opportunity to play Elizabeth I on the big screen twenty years apart? Cate Blanchett’s performance in Elizabeth (1998) is still so powerful and fresh in my mind.

When I first saw Margot in this trailer, I wasn’t sure… but then as the trailer played some more, my faith increased. The real main reason I can’t wait to see this one is the brilliant Ronan. I just want to see her deliver all the great dialogue that wonderful way she knows how. I’ll also be marvelling at the visual spectacle of it all, of course. 

Bring on the rivalry!

David Tennant, Brendan Coyle and Jack Lowden also star.

Mary Queen Of Scots Release Dates: December 7th, 2018, (US); January 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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COLETTE (2018): New Trailer From Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw…

Colette (2018), Dominic West, Keira Knightley
Colette (2018), Dominic West, Keira Knightley

Colette is the story of  a woman fighting over gender-based societal constraints after she writes very successful books under her husbands name but decides she wants creative ownership.

Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson and Fiona Shaw star while Wash Westmoreland directs…

I’m watching because it’s Keira and for the true story of an important fight.

Denise Gough, Aiysha Hart and Ray Panthaki also star.

Colette Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US); January 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE FAVOURITE (2018): New Trailer From Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn…

The Favourite (2018), Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz
The Favourite (2018), Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Lobster, 2015) latest film is a period piece that stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn.

Set in early 18th century England, Lady Sarah – the close friend of a frail Queen Anne steps in to govern England. New servant Abigail arrives and her charm endears her to Sarah…

I’m in because the cast is great. I’m in to hear Emma Stone’s English accent and for the delightful madness that is characteristic of a Lanthimos movie. I’m also definitely in for the costume. Yes, definitely the costume!

The Favourite Release Dates: November 23rd, 2018 (US), January 1st, 2019 (2019)…

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MY FRIEND DAHMER (2017): The thing I Liked…

My Friend Dahmer (2017), Ross lynch, Liam Koeth
My Friend Dahmer (2017), Ross lynch, Liam Koeth

Directed by Marc Meyers and based on the novel by Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer is the story of a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer, the American serial killer.

It’s mainly the hope that Ross Lynch would do a mesmerising job of playing Dahmer that’s a key reason for why I saw this movie. Lynch certainly presented well physically which made him stand out as a convincingly odd yet intriguing character. However, I wouldn’t say that ‘mesmerising’ is quite the word. I also wanted to satisfy my curiosity about how similar Dahmer’s childhood was compared to other serial killers I’d heard of. I’d say the answer is ‘not too different’.

What Meyers really shows us in this movie is young Dahmer’s struggle to belong in high school, his less than ideal home life and some of the early signs of who he was likely to become in the not too distant future. The thing we don’t get to learn much about is Dahmer’s psychological state. His journey from ‘not quite carefree teenager’ to full blown serial killer felt incomplete in parts because I wanted to know more about young Dahmer. He seemed distressed but he never cried, nor did he do much talking. This may be the reason I didn’t feel as though I connected to his human side much. At least not as fully as I could have

Overall, My Friend Dahmer is an OK film. Anne Heche, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts and the rest of the cast performed well. I guess I just wanted a deeper understanding of Dahmer instead of what felt like a glimpse into part of his teenage years. There’s a part of me that also wanted to feel terrified, I wanted to believe the darkness in Dahmer’s soul more. I wasn’t really scared in this movie until towards the end, in the scene without lights.

What’s suddenly become clear to me is that I should probably watch a documentary about Dahmer, or a movie that starts from his first murder in order to get all the information I want.

Watch it if you’re very curious. Otherwise, maybe find a documentary or wait for Zac Efron’s turn as another infamous American serial killer, Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

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WELCOME TO MARWEN (2018): New Trailer From Robert Zemeckis, Starring Steve Carell, Janelle Monae, Leslie Mann, Eiza González…

Welcome To Marwen (2018), Leslie Mann, Steve Carell
Welcome To Marwen (2018), Leslie Mann, Steve Carell

In Welcome To Marwen, Steve Carell plays the victim of a brutal attack, one who finds a unique therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery.

Janelle Monae, Leslie Mann, Eiza González and Diane Kruger also star, while Robert Zemeckis directs…

I’m in for all the things that make this movie special, including Carell’s likely notable performance and all the hardwork that made the dolls / figures possible. I’m also looking forward to finding out how Carell’s character’s coping method is characterised psychologically.

Welcome To Marwen Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); January 11th, 2019 (2019)…

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