Category Archives: Biography

AT ETERNITY’S GATE (2018): New Trailer From Willem Dafoe, Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac…

At Eternity's Gate (2018), Willem Dafoe
At Eternity’s Gate (2018), Willem Dafoe

At Eternity’s Gate is a Julian Schnabel directed  biography that takes us inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

If you hadn’t already guessed based on the above picture, the artist in question is of  course, Vincent van Gogh who’s played by Willem Dafoe. Also starring Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac and Rupert Friend, At Eternity’s Gate features scenes based on Van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, as well as purely invented moments.

Other key cast includes Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup…

This trailer reminds me so much of how painful the lives of many great artists often are.  ‘Maybe God made me a painter for people who aren’t born yet.’ Such heartbreaking words because of all that it could possibly mean.

Definitely looking forward to this one and I’m quite sure that Dafoe and Mikkelsen will do a wonderful job in their roles.

At Eternity’s Gate release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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22 JULY (2018): New Trailer For 2011 Norway Terrorist Attack Thriller, From Director Paul Greengrass, Starring Jonas Strand Gravli…

22 July (2018), Jonas Strand Gravli (Left)
22 July (2018), Jonas Strand Gravli (Left)

22 July is the story of what happened in Norway on 22nd July 2011. The date when right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people at a Labour Party Youth Camp outside of Oslo.

Written / directed by Paul Greengrass; starring  Jonas Strand Gravli and Thorbjørn Harr, 22 July is captured through the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey…

The mood will have to be right before I watch this one. Since I did enjoy the Greengrass directed Captain Philips (2013). There’s hope yet, and this trailer is quite good.

Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Anneke von der Lippe and Lars Arentz-Hansen also star.

22 July Release Dates: October 10th, 2018 (US)…

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RBG (2018): As Remarkable As They Said…

RBG (2018), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
RBG (2018), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I’m guessing that my non-Americanness is the reason I hadn’t properly heard of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until the RBG trailer was released. The shame!

Now that I’ve seen directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary, it’s clear that Bader Ginsburg really is as impressive as the preview suggested. What West and Cohen deliver is a well structured film that tells the story of who she is and the truly vital role she’s played as a defender of women.

Learning about Bader Ginsburg’s earlier life – all the way through to her current position as Justice of the US Supreme Court, RBG shares details of the many Iconic cases Bader Ginsburg fought in court; all in the name of her mission to make life better for women. We hear from the lady herself as well as her friends colleagues and family.

As I continued to watch, this great story became even more impressive to me as I learned about Bader Ginsburg’s character and all that it took to get to where she is. If you didn’t already know, On The Basis Of Sex (2018), a brand new feature length biography of Bader Ginsburg, with Felicity Jones in the leading role is due for for release in a few months. Post RBG viewing, I’m now even more excited to experience it.

I can’t help but pause in appreciation when I think about Bader Ginsburg’s work, especially in the 1970s and how it really did change everything. Watch it because of all the reasons mentioned.

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THE FRONT RUNNER (2018): New Trailer From Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, J.K. Simmons…

The Front Runner (2018), Hugh Jackman
The Front Runner (2018), Hugh Jackman

Starring Hugh Jackman, J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton and Vera Farmiga, The Front runner is a new Jason Reitman directed biography / drama about American Senator Gary Hart and his 1988 presidential campaign. A campaign that was soon embroiled in scandal…

I knew absolutely nothing about Gary Hart before this trailer. I’m a very little bit intrigued by him but, it’s really the chance to see Jackman do a great job that will have me tuning in.

Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Courtney Ford and Ari Graynor also star.

The Front Runner Release Dates: November 7th, 2018 (US); January 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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A PRIVATE WAR (2018): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander…

A Private War (2018), Rosamund Pike
A Private War (2018), Rosamund Pike

A Private War is the true story of Marie Colvin, the fearless rebellious spirit who was driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe, to give voice to the voiceless.

Directed by Matthew Heineman; Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander star…

I’ve always been intrigued by people drawn to such dangerous jobs. Especially since it’s so far removed from what I’d rather be doing. I’m guessing a mixture of purpose and adrenaline are contributing factors to the choice.

Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Raad Rawi, Jérémie Laheurte and Jesuthasan Antonythasan also star.

A Private War Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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MY DINER WITH HERVÉ (2018): New Trailer From Jamie Dornan, Peter Dinklage, Andy Garcia…

My Dinner With Hervé (2018), Peter Dinklage
My Dinner With Hervé (2018), Peter Dinklage

My Dinner With Hervé is a new Sacha Gervasi written / directed biography about French actor Hervé Villechaize.Villechaize later took his own life at the age of 50.

Starring Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Andy Garcia…

I’m in for the Dinklage / Dornan dynamic and the unfortunately tragic story of Villechaize’s life. I also want to listen to see how convincingly French Dinklage’s accent is.

Oona Chaplin, Helena Mattsson, Mireille Enos and Wallace Langham also star.

My Dinner With Hervé Release Dates: October 20th, 2018 (US)…

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OUTLAW KING (2018): New Trailer From Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle…

Outlaw King (2018), Chris Pine
Outlaw King (2018), Chris Pine

Outlaw King is a new David Mackenzie directed historical drama about Robert the Bruce, the great 14th Century Scottish figure whose bravery and cunning defeated and repelled the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle are among the key cast…

I’m interested because of Pine and Taylor-Johnson. I’m intrigued by Robert the Bruce’s story as well as being partial to a Scottish accent.

Tony Curran, Alastair Mackenzie, Duncan Lacroix and Stephen Dillane also star.

Outlaw King Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US)…

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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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