Biography

Becoming Cousteau

By Marina Ashioti

An entertaining deep dive into the adventure-filled travails of famed oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau.

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Spencer

By David Jenkins

Kristen Stewart is the saving grace of director Pablo Larraín’s slow-paced and inert biopic of Princess Diana.

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Respect

By Cheyenne Bunsie

This conventional Aretha Franklin biopic is elevated by Jennifer Hudson’s transportive central performance.

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Val

By Leigh Singer

Part playful scrap book, part poignant confessional, this documentary self-portrait reveals plenty about its subject.

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Tove

By Sarah Williams

This tender biopic explores the artistic and sexual awakening of Moomins creator Tove Jansson.

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The United States vs Billie Holiday

By David Jenkins

A star is born in Andra Day, the phenomenal lead of Lee Daniels’ ponderous and overlong musical biopic.

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Judas and the Black Messiah

By Leila Latif

Commanding performances from LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya power this electrifying Black Panther drama.

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The Dig

By David Jenkins

Carey Mulligan shines in this dour archeological drama on the discovery of the Sutton Hoo historical payload.

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Zappa

By Erik Nielsen

Alex Winter directs this expansive portrait of the self-styled rock god, for hardcore fans and skeptics alike.

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Mank

By Hannah Strong

The man behind the man behind Citizen Kane is the subject of David Fincher’s sparkling paean to classic Hollywood.

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Shirley

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Josephine Decker’s stunning anti-biopic of author Shirley Jackson offers a treatise on female creativity and camaraderie.

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I Am Woman

By Leila Latif

Pop music and women’s liberation come to the fore in director Unjoo Moon’s slight biopic of Helen Reddy.

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Capone

By Charles Bramesco

Tom Hardy goes for broke in this pedestrian twilight-years biopic of notorious mobster Al Capone.

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True History of the Kelly Gang

By Adam Woodward

Justin Kurzel’s bold reimagining of the life and crimes of Ned Kelly is a gross misfire.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

By Hannah Strong

Tom Hanks is perfectly cast as the late Fred Rogers, America’s favourite neighbour.

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A Hidden Life

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Private, unseen protest forges a spiritual path to God in Terrence Malick’s rhapsodic resistance drama.

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Bombshell

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This starry post-#MeToo takedown of toxic masculinity grossly misrepresents its female subjects.

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